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Fighting COVID-19 with science

Since the start of the pandemic, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has tapped into its broad network of scientists and research institutions in NATO and partner countries to find innovative solutions against the spread of the coronavirus. The Programme was established with similar objectives in mind: to address emerging and ongoing security challenges, such as the one posed by the current pandemic, through collaborative initiatives.
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Coronavirus response: Estonia provides critical aid to Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Ukraine

Estonia has recently delivered medical supplies to Georgia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Ukraine, as part of multiple Allied efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus response: Secretary General welcomes Allies’ support for North Macedonia

In a phone call with President Stevo Pendarovski on Tuesday (7 April 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed that North Macedonia is now participating in all NATO meetings as a full member of the Alliance, following accession on 27 March 2020 as NATO’s 30th member.
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North Macedonia’s flag raised at NATO Headquarters, following accession to NATO

The flag of North Macedonia was raised at NATO Headquarters on Monday (30 March 2020), in a special ceremony to mark the country’s accession to NATO.
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North Macedonia joins NATO as 30th Ally

Today (27 March 2020), North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. NATO Allies signed North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol in February 2019, after which all 29 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership.
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NATO Secretary General discusses North Macedonia Accession with Prime Minister Spasovski

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski of North Macedonia on Tuesday (18 February 2020) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and discussed with him the accession process of North Macedonia to NATO.
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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee visits North Macedonia in demonstration of continued support

On 7 to 9 January, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach was in the Republic of North Macedonia to meet the President H.E. Mr. Stevo Pendarovski, Minister of Defence, Radmila Sekerinska and the Chief of the General Staff, Major General Vasko Gjurchinovski.
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NATO and North Macedonia strengthen cooperation through consequence management exercise

“NATO’s consequence management field exercises are highly recognized internationally and are characterized by their inclusive planning process and wide participation. The contributions and involvement of representatives from Allied and partner nations, International Organisations, Non-Governmental and National Organisations are key to its value and its success,” NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Mr. Jonathan Parish said today (19 December 2019) in Skopje. “In these exercises, nations come together from across the Alliance, and from around the world, to practise international response to large scale disasters; and next year, from 20 to 25 September, for the first time, they will do so here in this country,” he added.
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NATO works with North Macedonia to improve disaster response

With NATO’s help, North Macedonia is implementing a new system to enhance real time situational awareness and better deal with disasters such as landslides and floods.
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Secretary General in North Macedonia: We are ready to welcome you into the NATO family

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised North Macedonia’s journey towards European and transatlantic integration during a visit to Skopje on Monday (3 June 2019), saying: “NATO membership will bring greater security and prosperity for all the people of North Macedonia.” At a press conference with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, Mr. Stoltenberg also highlighted that foreign investment in North Macedonia has increased over threefold in the last year, saying “security is the foundation of prosperity”.

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