DM Sekerinska Meets US, Croatian Ambassadors in Separate MeetingsDiplomacy | June 7, 2017, Wednesday @ 20:58| 166 views
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Minister of Defence Radmila Sekerinska and US Ambassador Jess Baily concluded Wednesday that the two countries nourish close and fruitful cooperation as regards defence and security, the Ministry of Defence said Wednesday.
"The Ministry and the government of Macedonia appreciate the political and military support of the United States, which has helped shape the Army and defence system. Our strategic goal is full-fledged membership into NATO and the EU," said Minister Sekerinska.
According to her, Macedonia is proud of being one of the initiators of the Adriatic Charter. From today's point of view, it is frustrating that all member countries, but Macedonia, are part of NATO now, Sekerinska noted.
She vowed efforts would be made to modernize the Army of Macedonia.
In a separate meeting with Croatia's Ambassador to Macedonia Danijela Barishic, Minister Sekerinska extended gratitude to Croatia for its continuous support and the countries' excellent cooperation.
According to Barishic, Macedonia can count of Croatia's support to meet its strategic goals, NATO and EU integration, stated a press release of the Ministry.