President Pendarovski Signs NATO Accession Document

President Stevo Pendarovski has signed the Instrument of Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO, which is the final step for NATO membership. “With this document, I, as the President of the country, solemnly declare that the Republic of Macedonia is acceding to the North Atlantic Treaty and is committed to enforce and implement all the provisions contained in it. Distinguished citizens, this is the last political act with which our country formally enters the NATO Alliance. Our commitment was worthwhile because we provide our future generations with greater stability, security and prosperity. All the best luck to us,” stated President Pendarovski after the signing of the Instrument of Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO. The accession document was previously initialed by Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov. “With this signature, we deliver on the promise made to future generations and on the vision of a stable, secure and prosperous Western Balkans. A country is only as strong as its army, a country is only as strong as its democratic institutions, but it is also only as strong as its friends. With 29 allies, from this point onward, Macedonia is stronger and safer than ever. Congratulations to you, our homeland,” said Minister Dimitrov. Earlier, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg informed the Macedonian Government that all member states had signed the accession protocol and had sent the invitation for accession to the North Atlantic Treaty, according to a statement from President Pendarovski’s office.