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The alliance with the United States has never been stronger, we are bound with the state of Vermont by a three-decade partnership and…

Minister Radmila Shekerinska concluded her several-day visit to the United States with a press conference in Vermont, where she touched upon the meetings and talks at the Pentagon and the State Department, as well as the cooperation between North Macedonia and this US federal state, and the opportunities for developing this multi-decade cooperation in defense, but also in the economy, agriculture, tourism and trade."We are proud of our partnership with Vermont. Approximately 5,000 troops from North Macedonia have been…

Shekerinska as an honorary guest of the Vermont National Guard: Opportunities for training of our civil protection and rescue staff are…

"We are firmly convinced in the benefit that both our Army and the Vermont National Guard have from the extremely intense mutual cooperation. After the successful implementation of a larger number of joint exercises, we look forward to welcoming members of the Vermont National Guard to the upcoming “Swift Response 22” exercise, which focuses on airborne units", said Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska during the visit of the Vermont Air National Guard Base.At the base Minister Shekerinska was briefed on the capacities…

State Secretary Nikolic at a panel discussion in Ohrid: Climate change is a priority security issue for North Macedonia and NATO

"Both the Allies and the NATO Alliance characterize climate change as a key security issue of the highest priority. The recent fires that we and Southeast Europe have faced have put our capacities, equipping, manning, their training, but also the coordination of the entire protection and rescue system to the test. The conclusion was and is clear – the system is in place, but there is room for improvement", said State Secretary Dragan Nikolic at today's panel – discussion dedicated to civil-military support for civilian…

Shekerinska starts a series of meetings in Vermont today with the political-military establishment of the state and the National Guard

Following the successful meetings at the Pentagon with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his close associates, Under Secretary Colin Kahl and Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper, and with the new Western Balkans envoy Gabriel Escobar at the State Department, Minister Shekerinska is in the State of Vermont today. In Vermont, Shekerinska will meet Deputy Governor Molly Gray and will visit the Air National Guard base, where she and her hosts will discuss future activities in the Army's cooperation with the Vermont…

The Macedonian flag hoisted at NATO Corridor in the Pentagon: US congratulates Sekerinska on Northern Macedonia’s vision and personal…

A ceremony of unveiling the Macedonian flag was held at the NATO Corridor in the Pentagon, which after gaining NATO membership, joined the 29 flags of the other member states of the Alliance. The flag was symbolically unveiled by Minister Radmila Shekerinska and US Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper. Pointing out that North Macedonia's membership in NATO has strengthened peace and stability in the region, Cooper thanked Minister Shekerinska for her personal commitment to NATO membership and for her huge…

First highest level meeting with the new US administration: Shekerinska meets with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III

Despite the strict COVID -19 measures for restrictions on meetings with physical presence, a meeting between Minister of Defense Radmila Shekerinska and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III was held in Washington, DC. The meeting took place in an exceptionally friendly atmosphere, during which the Minister briefed the US Secretary of Defense on the current processes in the defense sphere and emphasized the positions of North Macedonia in the geopolitical processes in the region. Emphasizing the success achieved with…

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Deputy Minister Hasani met with Finnish Ambassador Lähdevirta

Deputy Minister Hasani met today with the Ambassador of Finland in our country, Kimmo Lähdevirta. During their meeting, Finland’s strong support for initiating the EU membership negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia was stated, and the interlocutors also confirmed their commitment for increasing inter-army cooperation.

Water Management Workshop

In the period from 31.08 to 02.09.2021, in the premises of the Army Hall in Skopje, a Water Management Workshop will be conducted as part of the bilateral cooperation between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia and the United States of America. This activity is part of the Civilian-Military Preparedness Initiative and representatives of the US Army Corps of Engineers will share experiences, opinions and together with representatives of the relevant state institutions will analyse measures, i.e. the…

International online course for Crisis Communication was conducted in the Public Affairs Regional Center

Going through one of the biggest global crisis in recent history caused by COVID-19 pandemics reconfirms the importance of conducting the effective crisis communication for the overall success of the crisis management process. From the Public Affairs Officer’s perspective, learning how to work with the media in crisis situations was the main goal of the online “Crisis Communication Course” (NATO certified), held from 07-11 June 2021 in organization of the Public Affairs Regional Centre (PARC). During the course participants…

“Capability Development Framework” training is being conducted in the Army Hall

With the view to increasing the staff capacity in the overall Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution process, with emphasis on the analysis of the capacity development framework, the Human Resources Department conducted a training on "Capability Development Framework".The instructor was George Swift - Defense Advisor at the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of North Macedonia from the US Department of Defense.This training is intended for the staff of the Ministry and the Army that is involved in the work…

Training for application of the measures for security of the classified information in the Training Center “Dr. Joseph Cruzel”

"Dr. Joseph Cruzel" training center conducted online training for the application of the Law on Classified Information, i.e. the measures for security of classified information in the Ministry of Defense.The training was attended by administrative servants and military personnel from the Ministry and the Army who were introduced to the method of classification of information, the conditions, criteria, measures and activities undertaken for their protection, rights, obligations and responsibilities of the creators and…
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