Secretary General welcomes Prime Minister Zaev to NATO Headquarters

  • 12 Jun. 2017 -
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  • Last updated: 12 Jun. 2017 16:55

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to NATO headquarters on Monday (12 June 2017) for talks on the partnership between the Alliance and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia¹. The Secretary General congratulated Prime Minister Zaev on his appointment and welcomed the formation of a new government.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev

Mr. Stoltenberg encouraged all political parties to focus on necessary reforms, including on good governance and the rule of law. He noted that these reforms will benefit all citizens of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and will further advance the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. “We want to see your country as part of a stable, democratic and prosperous region,” he added. 

Calling Skopje “an important partner” for NATO, the Secretary General also thanked Prime Minister Zaev for his country’s contribution to NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. He noted that the Alliance will continue to support Skopje’s path towards Euro-Atlantic integration, including NATO membership.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.