Romania and Lithuania to ratify NATO accession protocol for North Macedonia

Romania and Lithuania to ratify NATO accession protocol for North Macedonia

Today, parliament in Romania is expected to ratify the protocol for the accession of the Republic of North Macedonia in the NATO.

This session will also be attended by speaker of parliament, Talat Xhaferi, who arrived in Romania on Tuesday for a work visit.

From Bucharest, Xhaferi will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania to be present during the ratification of this protocol by the Lithuanian parliament.

On February 6, NATO member countries signed a protocol for the accession of North Macedonia in the Alliance. Once all 29 member countries of the Alliance ratify this protocol, then North Macedonia will be offered full membership in this organization.

So far, the protocol has been ratified by six NATO member countries. The first one to do this was Greece, then it was Slovenia, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Montenegro. /ibna/