Stoltenberg: Invitation to NATO membership once the Treaty with Greece is fulfilled


       
Brussels, 10 July, 2018 - 18:39 (META) 

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg expects that following the agreement with Greece, Macedonia will be asked to begin accession negotiations with NATO.

Stoltenberg stated at today’s pre-conference, Macedonia will become a NATO member using the new name Republic of Northern Macedonia.

“I expect that after the historic agreement reached last month in the name dispute, we will invite Skopje to commence membership negotiations. When the agreement is finalized and implemented, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will be invited to become the 30th NATO member under its new name, the Republic of Northern Macedonia. This is a sign that NATO’s doors are and will remain open”, said Stoltenberg, MIA’s correspondent reported from Brussels.