PM Gruevski seeks the backing of NATO ambassadors for accession

PM Gruevski seeks the backing of NATO ambassadors for accession

Skopje, February 13, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

In a meeting held today with NATO ambassadors to Brussels, prime minister Nikola Gruevski has demanded their support for the accession of the country in the Northern Atlantic Alliance.

This was announced by the government in Skopje, which has confirmed this meeting held in the framework of the visit of the delegation of the government of FYR Macedonia in Brussels. Part of this delegation is also the Foreign Minister of FYROM, Nikola Popovski and Minister of Defense, Talat Xhaferi. “NATO’s credibility must be in line with the aspirations of the country to be integrated. We are in favor of respecting international law and self determination, by promoting democratic values and values of compromise. In this point of view, we’re interested to accelerate political dialogue with Greece in the framework of the UNO brokered process”, said Gruevski.

But, the ambassadors have declared that there’s no integration in the NATO without the solution of the name dispute. They have encouraged Skopje to make efforts into finding a solution about the name dispute with Athens. Gruevski added that the country is engaged in finding a solution to this issue and to overcome the only challenge that relates to the Euro Atlantic integration of the country.

The Macedonian PM emphasized that there’s great hope that in the next summit of the Alliance, there will be clear signals of understanding for FYR Macedonia. /ibna/