Today President of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, met the President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, Radek Vondrachek, in the frames of the one-day visit to Prague. The purpose of this visit was the ratification of the NATO Accession Protocol for the Republic of North Macedonia.
At the meeting Prime Minister Zaev extended his appreciation to the friendly Czech Republic, to the Czech Parliament, as well as to the Government and the citizens for the support they have been providing to North Macedonia in the Euro-integration process.
“I would like to express my pleasure and happiness for being here today when the Czech Parliament ratifies the NATO Accession Protocol for North Macedonia. I feel deep gratitude for the Czech Parliament, the Government and the citizens for this support they have been providing so far, and I expect that our NATO membership will soon enter into force. I believe that the decision for commencement of accession negotiations in October this year will positively influence the whole region of the Western Balkans. This decision will send a message that the Western Balkans is part of Europe and that Europe will recognize the general progress in reforms, investments, and as well as in the process of resolution of sensitive issues in our country”, underscored Prime Minister Zaev while adding that the stable and prosperous region of the Western Balkans is in the interest of the EU, especially when it comes to geo-politics, economy and security.
The President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament, Radek Vondrachek, expressed his support for membership of Republic of North Macedonia into NATO and underlined that this will be a great step towards the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the country.
The Czech Republic is the 22nd NATO member-state that has ratified the NATO Accession Protocol for North Macedonia.