NATO Expects North Macedonia to Join the Alliance in 2020

BRUSSELS, (BM) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said he expects North Macedonia to join the alliance next year, learned

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He said the ratification process for NATO’s entry documents is very close to completion.

“Macedonia is very close to becoming a member of the alliance. We already signed the Accession Protocol this spring, then the Parliaments of the Allies have ratified it. I do not expect all allies to complete these procedures by early December, but I expect that they will be completed early next year. Then Macedonia will become a full member,” the secretary general told reporters.

We remind you that for many years there has been a dispute between Greece and Northern Macedonia (Macedonia at the time) about the name of the Macedonian state. It was the settled dispute between the two countries that opened the doors of North Macedonia to launch a procedure for admission of the country to the alliance’s structures.

The process of ratification of NATO’s entry protocol is still ongoing and is expected to end in December and coincide with the Alliance Summit in London.

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