PM Zaev: Country hopes to Formally join NATO by year’s End

“As the next, 30th, member of the Alliance, we’re serious about being a dignified member,” PM Zoran Zaev said in his address at Wednesday’s presentation of “Digitisation of the crisis management system”, organsied by the Crisis Management Centre and NATO. According to Zaev, Macedonia hopes to formally and fully become a member of the Alliance by the end of the year. “NATO integration will have huge positive effects on security and prosperity both in our country and in the wider region,” the PM added. Antonio Missiroli, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, said that the hope was that Macedonia would become a member at the Summit marking the 70th anniversary, in December. According to him, Macedonia is committed to continuing security and defence reforms.