NATO Invites Macedonia to Join Western Military Alliance
albawaba -

NATO has formally invited the Republic of Macedonia, one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, to begin accession talks to join the Western military alliance, in what is seen as an attempt by NATO to extend its reach in the Balkans in open defiance of Russia.

“NATO’s door is and will remain open. We agreed to invite the government in Skopje to start accession talks,” said Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO chief, at a news conference after the Western alliance leaders approved the move at a summit in Brussels on Wednesday.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (2L) gestures before a breakfast meeting with the US president at the US chief of mission's residence in Brussels on July 11, 2018, ahead of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. 
Brendan Smialowski / AFP
Copyright © 2018 Press TV. All rights reserved.

إقرأ المزيد

read more