The Greek Foreign Ministry congratulated the Republic of North Macedonia for officially becoming a member of NATO. on Friday. “We congratulate the Republic of North Macedonia that joins NATO as the 30th member of our alliance. We welcome our neighbors to the NATO family & look forward to working together as allies #WeAreNATO,” the Foreign Ministry said in a tweet.
We congratulate the Republic of #NorthMacedonia that joins @NATO as the 30th member of our alliance. We welcome our neighbours to the #NATO family & look forward to working together as allies#WeAreNATO https://t.co/xPgHdK99NP
— Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών (@GreeceMFA) March 27, 2020
North Macedonia’s membership is linked to the Prespes Agreement, signed with Greece in June 2018. Respecting the agreement’s terms was a prerequisite for the country’s membership in NATO and the EU. The alliance invited North Macedonia to join it in July 2018, pending ratification by national parliaments of other NATO members, while EU foreign ministers have initiated the process towards the start of accession talks.
The @MFA_MKD building reflects the mighty shine of the @NATO Alliance tonight and its story of partnership, solidarity and mutual support.
We are proud to officially be part of this family! #WeAreNATO 🇲🇰 pic.twitter.com/6keO0AfjpA
— MFA North Macedonia 🇲🇰 (@MFA_MKD) March 27, 2020
Welcome to #NATO, #NorthMacedonia! It’s been a long road, but all your efforts have paid off. The formal accession process is now complete, and we are glad to have the 30th member of our Alliance with us: https://t.co/g6HxvQ4OlT 🇲🇰 #WeAreNATO
— Jens Stoltenberg (@jensstoltenberg) March 27, 2020
Congratulations to North Macedonia for joining NATO, a well deserved step. Now, I look forward to working closely with North Macedonia during accession negotiations to join the EU, as Member States gave green light this week to start accession talks. Its future belongs in the EU.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 27, 2020
In a tweet, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “Today, we welcome North Macedonia into the NATO Alliance as our 30th Ally and celebrate their commitment to the North Atlantic Alliance. We reaffirm our commitment to collective defense under Article 5, the cornerstone of the Transatlantic Alliance.”
📚 #NATOEducation Month continues with our newest #Ally – #NorthMacedonia
Today 🇲🇰 officially became the 3️⃣0️⃣ member of @NATO after ratification by all #Allies & depositing the #accession instrument. Much welcomed positive #news & look forward to #flag-raising ceremony @ Monday! pic.twitter.com/itB9m9JaMp
— Atlantic Forum (@AtlForum) March 27, 2020
A flag-raising ceremony will take place at NATO Headquarters on 30 March 2020, in the presence of the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Delegation of North Macedonia to NATO Mr. Zoran Todorov. The flag of North Macedonia will be simultaneously raised at the Allied Command Operations in Mons (Belgium) and at the Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk.