Polish Parliament ratifies North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol

The Polish Parliament ratifies North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol on Thursday. 388 lawmakers voted in favor, one against and two abstentions.

The accession of North Macedonia to NATO will contribute to stabilization of the Balkans and will help in continuation of the reforms in this part of Europe. The entry of North Macedonia into NATO is also a confirmation that Alliance’s door remains open, which Poland strongly backs, reads the law on ratification of the accession protocol.

Poland is the tenth country that ratifies the accession protocol. Greece was the first country that ratified the protocol, followed by Slovenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Lithuania and Denmark.

The permanent representatives to NATO of the member states signed a protocol on the accession of North Macedonia to NATO on 6 February 2019. After the ratification of the accession protocol by the parliaments of all 29 NATO member states, North Macedonia will officially join NATO.

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