State Department: The NATO Agreement entered into force for North Macedonia

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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken informed today that with the deposit of the instruments for ratification of the Agreement on the Legal Status of NATO, the agreement entered into force for North Macedonia.

"On December 4, 2023, the Republic of North Macedonia deposited the instruments for the ratification of the Treaty on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the national representatives and the international staff," announced Blinken.

According to item 26, paragraph 2, the NATO Treaty entered into force for the Republic of North Macedonia on December 4, 2023, according to the depository notification of the State Department.

Last June, North Macedonia signed the Agreement on the Legal Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives and International Staff, adopted in Ottawa on September 20, 1951, known as the Ottawa Agreement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced at the time.

The Ottawa Treaty, whose depository is the US Government, represents a legal framework necessary for the functioning of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and for the performance of the official tasks and obligations of the national representatives of the NATO member states and the international staff of the organization.

This Agreement regulates the internal legal position, privileges and immunities of the organization, the status and privileges and immunities of the national representatives from the NATO member states and the international personnel in NATO.

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