OSMANI AT BERLIN NATO MINISTERIAL

20 May 2022

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bujar Osmani, participated in the informal NATO Ministerial Meeting which took place on 14 and 15 May in Berlin.

 The ministerial focused on the on-going security situation caused by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, as well as the possible implications of the war on the allies and NATO’s future defence set-up.

 The foreign ministers of the NATO member states reflected on the preparations for the new Strategic Concept of the Alliance as well as on the upcoming NATO Summit in Madrid and the outcome they expect it to deliver.  

 The meeting was also attended by the Foreign Ministers of Finland and Sweden, who briefed the NATO allies on the latest developments and the dynamics of decision-making in the two countries and the directions for action with regard to their possible aspirations for joining NATO.

 "Being the newest member state of NATO, North Macedonia supports the open door policy of the Alliance. The aspirations of Finland and Sweden to join NATO are a considerable step towards preserving transatlantic stability. The current   geopolitical climate is pushing the Western Balkans too higher on the agenda. The region is an inevitable part of the future European security architecture. In this context, I would like to once again highlight the fact that the EU perspectives of the Western Balkan countries should be considered a strategic security policy," Minister Osmani stated on that occasion.  

 On the margins of the ministerial, Minister Osmani had an opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with his Ukrainian, Montenegrin, and Dutch counterparts Kuleba, Krivokapic, and Hoekstra respectively.