|19 Mar. 2019||
Following a meeting with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Tuesday (19 March 2019), the NATO Secretary General said that the signature of the Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia in February was a historic moment for the country and for NATO. “Your leadership helped make this happen”, he said. “By working with Athens you have shown what courage, commitment and diplomacy can achieve.”
|18 Mar. 2019||
NATO’s Open Door policy extends our shared area of peace and stability and enriches our Alliance with new voices, new experiences, and new capabilities, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He delivered a keynote speech today (18 March) at a German Marshall Fund (GMF) event titled “NATO at seventy – post-Cold War enlargement and the future of Transatlantic security”.
|12 Mar. 2019||
NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller participated in a commemoration ceremony in Prague on Tuesday (12 March 2019) to mark the 15th and 20th anniversaries of the Visegrad countries joining NATO. The Deputy Secretary General addressed the conference after President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic, President János Áder of Hungary, President Andrzej Duda of Poland and President Andrej Kiska of Slovakia.
|11 Feb. 2019||
The NATO Military Committee in Permanent Session welcomes the future Republic of North Macedonia as Invitee
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee chaired the first Military Committee in Permanent Session (MCPS) on 11 February with a representative from Skopje participating as an observer.
|6 Feb. 2019||
At NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday (6 February 2019) the Permanent Representatives to NATO of the 29 members of the Alliance signed the Accession Protocol for the future Republic of North Macedonia. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.
|21 Jan. 2019||
The head of NATO’s intelligence and security division, Ambassador Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, started three days of talks in Skopje on Monday (21 January 2019) focused on reforming the country’s defence and security institutions.
|18 Oct. 2018||
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹ marked an important step on its road towards NATO membership on Thursday (18 October 2018), beginning two days of formal Accession Talks at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
|6 Sep. 2018||
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a two-day visit to Skopje on Thursday (6 September 2018), which focused on the country’s path toward NATO membership. At the Brussels Summit in July, Allied leaders decided to invite the government in Skopje to begin accession talks with the Alliance, which have now begun.
|12 Jul. 2018||
The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Zaev on Thursday 12 July 2018 for a ceremony marking the beginning of accession talks with Skopje.
|29 Jun. 2018||
The Secretary General said that this is an historic opportunity which cannot be missed. He said that at the NATO Summit in two weeks, he expects that Allied Heads of State and Government will invite Skopje to start accession talks.