Zaev: I am Optimistic about North Macedonia’s integration in NATO, EU

After the conclusion of the NATO Summit in London, the PM Zoran Zaev says he is now more optimistic about the integrations of Macedonia in NATO and EU. “I had the chance to spoke with many of the country leaders here, and I can say that they all want to see our country as a full-fledged member of NATO. Concerning the ratification of the NATO Protocol for Accession of North Macedonia, I spoke to the Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez, who assured me that he will do all in his power for the Spanish Parliament to ratify the Protocol, since Spain is the only NATO member to do so,” Zaev said. While in London, PM Zaev held meetings with country leaders, among which French President Emanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic. Trudeau said that he is looking forward to North Macedonia’s full accession to the Alliance and expressed gratitude for the productive discussion today on the importance of NATO, and opportunities to strengthen investments between our two countries, while Plenkovic voiced support for the progress of Macedonia in the processes of integration in NATO and EU, estimating it as a positive impulse for the entire Balkan region. On Tuesday evening, PM Zoran Zaev and his wife Zorica Zaeva also attended a reception organised by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and met his British counterpart Boris Johnson at the PM residence at 10 Downing Street, with whom he discussed the integration of Macedonia in NATO and EU, and both of them concluded that Macedonia deserves its seat in NATO.