The US strongly supports Macedonia when it comes to NATO membership. The US Secretary of State’s Special Representative for the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, said after Tuesday’s meeting in Skopje with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov that the country was close to NATO and that it was only a matter of time when that would happen. “I’m coming in the immediate aftermath of the approval of the US Senate for the Protocols ratifying North Macedonia’s membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. So, it’s a propitious time to be here, also following the recent visit of Secretary Pompeo. Coming really to reaffirm and reinforce America’s strong support for North Macedonia and for North Macedonia’s European path and European perspective,” Palmer said.