NATO welcomes Skopje's commitment to the accession process
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met today the President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹, Dr. Gjorge Ivanov.
He underlined that Skopje was making a substantial contribution as a partner in NATO-led operations in Afghanistan and in support of KFOR and he welcomed President Ivanov's firm commitment to the NATO accession process.
"The strong political and public support for membership in your country is important for NATO", said the Secretary General. As the Allies reaffirmed at the Chicago Summit last May, NATO's door remains open to those countries aspring to NATO membership and NATO remains committed to the Western Balkans region.
The Secretary General also welcomed the President's commitment to continuing reforms with determination. He expressed strong hope that a mutually acceptable solution to the name issue could be reached as soon as possible within the framework of the United Nations.