Reeker and Dimitrov announce ratification of NATO Accession Protocol by the US Senate FR Committee

The US Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker, who is visiting North Macedonia, met early Friday with the Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov.

Reeker, who was accompanied by US Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, after meeting with Dimitrov, is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, followed by a joint press conference.

The US senior official then is to leave for Tetovo, where he will meet with DUI leader Ali Ahmeti at party’s headquarters.

He will meet with President Stevo Pendarovski, Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi and other government officials. He will also meet MPs from the Independent Parliamentary Group of VMRO-DPMNE and the Coalition “For Better Macedonia.”

Talks will focus on bilateral issues and North Macedonia’s path to NATO and EU membership.

Reeker on Thursday visited Bitola and Kavadarci where he met with mayors Natasha Petrovska and Mitko Janchev.

Prior to Skopje visit, Reeker was in Athens and met Greek FM Nikos Dendias, former PM Alexis Tsipras and other government representatives.
Toda, also the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee ratified the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia.

The ratification of the Protocol was announced on Facebook by FM Nikola Dimitrov and the US Acting Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker, who is visiting North Macedonia.

The next step is the Protocol to be passed in the Senate.

Once all NATO members ratify this Protocol in their respective parliaments, North Macedonia will become the 30th member of this organization.