As President of North Macedonia, bearing in mind my responsibilities for the security and intelligence services, I will insist on thorough reforms in accordance with the highest NATO standards, said President Stevo Pendarovski at a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

“As a country, we remain committed to contributing to the preservation of global peace and stability, the fight against international terrorism for which we are prepared and in the near future to strengthen our participation in NATO-led peacekeeping operations. For us, NATO membership is one of the largest cohesive factors in our multi-ethnic society, and the support for the process has been constant for years, which obliges us to continue with our reforms as a full member of NATO”, Pendarovski said.

He added that NATO membership will positively affect regional security and stability, with the impact of external factors reduced to a minimum.