Denmark ratifies North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

Denmark’s Parliament ratified Tuesday the NATO Accession Protocol for North Macedonia at a session without a debate and with Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen in attendance. 97 MPs in the 179-seat Parliament voted in favor. Nine MPs voted in abstention.

Denmark becomes the ninth country that has ratified the protocol all the while also being the first country in Western Europe ratifying the document, which gives the green light to North Macedonia’s bid to become NATO’s full-fledged member. Aleksandar Novotni, the country’s acting ambassador to Denmark, attended the open session.