The Ministry of Defense and ARM will form Support Centers that will be taking care of the families of the soldiers while they are on a mission out of the country, the Minister of Defense, Radmila Shekjerinska, announced today.

She and the Chief of the General Staff of the ARM, Major General Vasko Gjurchinovski at the ARM’s House in Skopje have organized a meeting with the families of the ARM’s soldiers that are away on peacekeeping missions and provided video link with the peacekeeping forces that are on NATO, UN and EU missions in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

-The Transition Centers that already exist within the army and the ministry of defense shall be converted into Support Centers to all the families and therefore, when the nice part is over, the useful part of the meeting will continue, when we will have talks with the colleagues from the ministry and ARM about the ways of providing more assistance for the families while their closest ones are abroad in a mission. We are aware that for a father or mother, a husband, wife, a son or daughter to do his duty peacefully, the first thing we have to do is provide help for their closest families, so the soldiers will not worry about them – Shekjerinska said.