Today, at the Rapid Deployment Unit’s base at the ‘Gjorče Petrov” army barracks, there was a final training exercise of the members of the special task units of the Ministry of Interior and the Army of Republic of Macedonia, that, starting from 31st of January until today, was carried out by members of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
The exercise was attended by the ministers of Internal Affairs and Defense, Agim Huhiu and Zoran Jolevski, including the US ambassador in Macedonia, Jess Baily.
Ambassador Baily stressed that today’s exercise presents a partnership in action between the two countries and that by the end of the year, American special forces will return three more times in the country, under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy and will continue with the training of Macedonian special forces.
– This is also a part of the joint efforts by Macedonia and the USA in the fight against terrorism which presents a domestic and outside threat – said Baily.
Otherwise, the theme of the training was dealing with terrorist threats and attacks by armed individuals and groups in an urban environment.