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Stoltenberg expects Allies to sign accession protocol for Macedonia

NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he hopes the signing of the protocol for North Macedonia’s accession to NATO to take place soon given that the country agreed to change its name and put an end to perennial dispute with Greece.

“Through NATO membership, the country will contribute to peace and stability in the region and Europe,” NATO chief has said.

NATO member countries have started to ratify the protocol for the accession of Macedonia to NATO under its new name, Republic of North Macedonia.

Bulgaria was the first country to sign the NATO Accession Protocol. Government in Sofia announced that it has authorized Bulgaria’s permanent delegation in NATO to sign the protocol for the accession of the neighbouring country into the Alliance.

Meanwhile, the German government has taken this decision today.

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