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Recognition for the leadership and vision of Minister Shekerinska from the Association of Defence Attachés after the regular annual briefing…

Today, the Minister of Defence Radmila Shekerinska received recognition from the Association of Defence Attachés accredited in North Macedonia for, as its President said, the US Defence Attaché Colonel Peter Rowell, her leadership in the process of our country's membership in the Alliance and her vision for development of the defence and the Army in accordance with Alliance standards. Minister Shekerinska expressed her gratitude for this gesture and said that the last four and a half years were difficult, but also…

The investments in Krivolak have created a valuable domestic and NATO capacity: this year the largest allied exercise SWIFT RESPONSE –…

"Investments in the infrastructure and conditions of Krivolak, legitimize it as one of the bigger and better military training grounds, not only in the region, but also in Europe. Today we are once again convinced that Krivolak got a new face and is becoming a modern training area for our army and for the allied armies, and a valuable domestic and NATO capacity and our contribution as a NATO member in the readiness of the Alliance forces", said Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska, who together with representatives of…

Shekerinska: We have invested in providing better working conditions for the military intelligence

Today, Minister Radmila Shekerinska visited the building of the military intelligence service where infrastructural interventions for improving the working conditions are underway. Referring to the course of the works performed so far, the Minister expressed satisfaction that they were proceeding according to the plan for renewal of the infrastructure in the Ministry and the Army, which was in an old and dilapidated condition. "This reconstruction is important as part of the general efforts and plans of the Ministry of…

Minister Shekerinska with the personnel of the MoD and GS – thank you for all your work, together we have achieved historic success

Minister Radmila Shekerinska, at the traditional meeting with the employees of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff of the Army at the end of the year, thanked them for the hard work and energy that resulted in great results, including the historic membership in the Alliance and the integration process completed this year in record time. The address of Minister Shekerinska before the employees of the MoD and the General Staff is provided in the enclosure: "After two difficult years, in which we could not…

Shekerinska and Byrns sign agreement between North Macedonia and the United States regarding the so-called Leahy Laws

The Minister of Defence Radmila Shekerinska and the United States Ambassador Kate Marie Byrns, today, signed an agreement between North Macedonia and the United States which supports the respect of human rights in the operation of security forces. The agreement stems from the so-called Leahy Laws, which prohibit the US State Department and the US Department of Defence from providing military assistance, support, training and exercises to units or individuals of security forces from other countries for which there are…

New Year’s meeting with the families of the members of the Army deployed to peace missions

The traditional New Year's meeting of the Minister of Defence Radmila Shekerinska and the Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurcinovski with the families of the members of the Army deployed in peace missions was held today at the Ministry of Defence. Addressing the peacekeepers' families, Minister Shekerinska expressed gratitude for the professionalism and engagement of the Army members deployed in several missions and on several continents. "Their absence is definitely not easy, neither for them,…

Information From The Ministry

Quarterly report of the Inspection Department for the period October – December 2021

Pursuant to Article 166-d of the Law on Defence (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia No. 42/01, 05/03, 8/06, 110/08, 51/11, 151/11, 185/11, 215/15 and 42/20), the Ministry of Defence is obliged to prepare and submit a quarterly report, which is published on the website of the Ministry. The Department for Inspection in the Defence, in the period October-December 2021, has not performed inspections in accordance with the program. In this quarterly period, the Department for Inspection in the Defence worked on…

Conducted NATO Standardization Course as a key tool for interoperability

NATO Mobile Training Team - The Office for Standardization held a NATO Standardization Course for the personnel of the Ministry of Defence and the Army on 14 and 15 December in the Army Hall. At the opening of the course, the State Secretary of the Ministry, Dragan Nikolic, emphasized the importance of standardization in the defence, as well as the commitment of the Ministry of Defence and the Army for continuous improvement of the standardization system in the defence. Nikolic emphasized that with the support of the…

Building integrity in the defence, one of the priorities of the Ministry – conducted trainings for building integrity in human resources and…

Over the past two weeks, trainings for building integrity in the field of human resources and public procurement were organized by the Ministry of Defence and the Norwegian Center for Integrity in the Defence Sector. The purpose of the training for building integrity in the field of human resources was to get acquainted with the basic principles, concepts and tools for human resource management, while the training for building integrity in public procurement focused on establishing principles and best practices for…

Cooperation with the United States – additional impetus in strengthening disinformation management capacities

In coordination with the Office of Defence Cooperation (ODC) of the United States, on 26 and 27 October 2021, representatives of the Regional Information Support Team (RIST) from the US Special Operations Command paid a visit to the Public Affairs Regional Center (PARC). The purpose of the talks was to review and define the possibilities and ways for establishing cooperation between the PARC and the US Regional Information Support Team in order to develop PARC's preventive capacity for countering disinformation.…

State Secretary Nikolikj lays wreaths at the French, German and Serbian military cemeteries

The State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Dragan Nikolikj, together with a delegation from the Ministry laid wreaths of fresh flowers at the French, German and Serbian military cemeteries. Commemorations were held today at the French military cemetery in Bitola and at the German military cemetery in Prilep in memory of the victims of the First World War and the reconciliation between nations. The commemorations were attended by the French Ambassador Cyril Bomgartner and the German Ambassador Anke Holstein.…

Bilateral meeting in the field of defence inspection

In the period from 26-28 October, representatives of the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro from the Department of Defence Inspection visited the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia. The visit was organized in accordance with the plan for bilateral defence cooperation for 2021 between the two countries. During the visit, the delegation met with State Secretary Dragan Nikolic and also with representatives of the Defence Inspection Department at the Ministry of Defence. The future plans in the field…
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