President Trump submits North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol to Senate

President Trump submits North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol to Senate

US president, has submitted North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol to the Senate for ratification.

“I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of North Macedonia (the “Protocol”).  The Protocol was signed in Brussels on February 6, 2019, on behalf of the United States and the other Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty.  Also transmitted for the information of the Senate is an overview of the Protocol by the Department of State.  Full ratification of the Protocol will allow North Macedonia to become a Party to the North Atlantic Treaty and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)”, reads the presidential message to the US Senate.

The protocol for the accession of North Macedonia to NATO was signed on 6 February 2019 in Brussels. Once all NATO members ratify this protocol in their respective parliaments, then North Macedonia will become the 30th member of this organization. /ibna/