Erdogan: Turkish Parliament will soon ratify North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski met with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit in Sarajevo.

At the meeting, they praised the strong partnership between the two countries and positive trend in development of political and economic relations. Even though trade exchange between two countries continuously is steadily growing, amounting to US$505 million in 2018, and eyed expanding the economic cooperation in the interest of both countries, President Pendarovski’s Office said in a press release.

Pendarovski and Erdogan exchanged views on developments in the two countries and the region. Pendarovski expressed expectations that Turkish Parliament will soon ratify North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol after being approved by the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

Erdogan said that Turkey strongly supports our country for EU and NATO membership, adding that Turkish Parliament will soon ratify the North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol.

Erdogan accepted the invitation from Pendarovski to pay official visit to North Macedonia and congratulated him on assuming of office, wishing him success in his work.