Dimitrov: Macedonia will sign the NATO Accession Protocol during this or next week

Macedonia will sign the NATO Accession Protocol this week or during next week and will sit in its North-Atlantic Council chair as soon as the protocol is ratified in the Greek parliament, says Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.

“The NATO protocol should be signed this week or the beginning of next one. Afterwards, it should be ratified by the Greek parliament, followed by the parliaments of other members, Lithuania being among the first. We will get the Alliance chair once the Greek parliament ratifies the protocol. The constitutional revision and other provisions of the Prespa Agreement will also enter into force,” FM Dimitrov told Monday’s debate organized by the Info-center for Euro-Atlantic Integration.

FM Dimitrov was accompanied by Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevicius, who is paying an official visit to Macedonia.

Macedonia’s Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska will attend a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels on February 13-14, while Dimitrov will join his counterparts for a meeting in Washington in April. Macedonia will get the right to vote once the NATO Washington Treaty is signed.