PHOTO+VIDEO | Kovachevski: Together with NATO allies, we strengthen our positions and ensure security, safety and peace for our citizens

Dimitar Kovacevski / July 2, 2022 / Photo: Government of the Republic of North Macedonia

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Dimitar Kovacevski together with the Minister of Defense, Slavjanka Petrovska and the US ambassador to our country, Kate Burns, today visited the aircraft carrier "Harry S. Truman."

Photo: Government of the Republic of Northern Macedonia

In the following, we convey to you the statement of Prime Minister Kovacevski in its entirety:

"The security of a country, its stability, peace and stability in the region is one of the basic conditions that ensure economic development, prosperity and quality of life for citizens.

Together with our allies from the NATO Alliance, we strongly stand on the positions that our commonality is our greatest benefit, a guarantee for our territorial integrity and security, and also provides a perspective and a future for the citizens.

We have proven that with our unity and in providing support, humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the citizens of Ukraine, who have been facing military aggression by Russia in recent months.

The war in Ukraine showed that our decision to join NATO was a successful strategic goal, and I assure you that we continue in our determination to increase security and strengthen democracy, to fulfill the European integration strategic goal.

Together with NATO members, showing selfless solidarity, we participate in securing and strengthening democratic values, standards and rights of all citizens, in all countries that need them.

Today, with our presence on the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman", part of the NATO fleet in the Mediterranean, we are demonstrating our and our strategic partners' defense capacity, which are part of the Alliance system.

With today's visit, which I am particularly proud of, we are demonstrating support for US naval operations in Europe.

This impressive warship has the capacity to carry 90 aircraft or helicopters, has a carrying capacity of 100,000 tons and is part of the generation of the largest aircraft carriers of the United States of America.

North Macedonia is part of the complex system for efficient operational tasks, aimed at ensuring efficient collective defense and maintaining security.

Our country, together with partners from the largest security and defense alliance in the world, participates and will continue to actively participate in global processes to ensure peace, freedom and sovereignty.

We, together with NATO allies, are strengthening our positions to deal with all conventional and non-conventional threats and challenges to security, safety and peace.

Today, it is more than visible that with this strategic stake of ours, we are investing in the long-term development of our country, ensuring the future of our children, as an equal part of the most powerful military alliance in the world built and based on the highest civilizational democratic values."

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