New Year’s VTC with members of the Army deployed in peace operations and their family members

This year, due to the pandemic with “Covid-19″, the traditional New Year’s meeting of the Army and the Ministry of Defence leaders with the families of the members of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia deployed in peacekeeping operations, was held entirely via VTC.

As part of today’s activity, the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurcinovski and Deputy Defence Minister Bashkim Hasani, through VTC addressed the peacekeepers and their family members, congratulating them on the upcoming holidays and wishing them good health, success and prosperity in the New 2021.

Addressing the members of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, General Gjurcinovski praised the professionalism and results achieved in the peace operations in which, this year, as a full-fledged member of NATO, in addition to the existing operations “Resolute Support”, “ALTHEA” and “UNIFIL” we have sent representatives in two other operations: “KFOR” in Kosovo and the EU mission “EUTM” in the Central African Republic.

The Chief of the General Staff told the families of the peace officers to be proud that their loved ones represent our homeland in the best possible light as ambassadors of peace, and that with their selfless engagement they have greatly contributed to the rating we have among our NATO allies.

The Deputy Minister of Defence, Bashkim Hasani, in his address to the peace officers and their families, emphasized that the participants in the missions, through their selfless investment, reflect the achievements of the common values and interests of the Republic of North Macedonia.

“Dear peacekeepers, I am confident that you will show your best and that you will further improve our image in the Alliance. Stay as you have been so far, brave, motivated and committed to give your best, but also make sure to expand and exchange experiences and knowledge. We will stay close to you and whenever there is a need, you will have our support and help. On my behalf and on behalf of Minister Shekerinska, let me congratulate you all on the New 2021 and the upcoming holidays with the most sincere wishes for health and success”, said the Deputy Minister.

Through the VTC, the representatives of our peace officers from all operations expressed their high motivation and readiness to professionally perform all assigned tasks within the operations, as well as represent our homeland with dignity as befits members of the Army of a full-fledged member of NATO.

At the end of this year’s meeting with the peace officers, some of the youngest members of the families had their own recital with New Year’s songs, carols and wishes.