Stoltenberg: Finalisation of Ratification Process Very Close

NATO Sec Gen Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that he really hoped Macedonia would become a full-fledged member of the organisation in the near future. “I’m absolutely certain it will become a member,” he said, adding nonetheless that the ratification process at a parliamentary level in the 29 countries had to be respected. However, the NATO Sec Gen stated that the finalisation of the process was very close. According to Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi’s announcements, Macedonia’s Parliament is supposed to ratify the Protocol at a plenary session on 11 February.