A high-level military delegation of the Armed Forces (AF) of the Republic of Croatia led by the Chief of the General Staff of the AF of the Republic of Croatia, General Mirko Shundov which is officially visiting the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, today, visited the General Staff and the Ministry of Defence.
After being received with high military honours, General Shundov met his host the Chief of the General Staff of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, Lieutenant General Vasko Gjurchinovski and the Minister of Defence Radmila Shekerinska.
During the official visit General Gjurchinovski expressed his gratitude for the continuous support of the AF of the Republic of Croatia, which has always been of great importance and especially now during the process of our integration into NATO Alliance.
General Mirko Shundov met with the Minister of Defence, Radmila Shekerinska. During the meeting, the outstanding cooperation between the two countries was emphasized especially in the area of defence. Shekerinska thanked for the swift ratification of the NATO accession protocol of North Macedonia and noted the excellent cooperation between the armies in the area of education and joint participation in military exercises.
General Shundov congratulated on the successful steps that our country undertook towards NATO membership and offered the experiences of the Croatian army for the upcoming period. He expressed his gratitude for the participation of the Army in the multinational exercise “Rapid Response“ in Croatia and had nothing but words of praise for the selected members of our Army who are educated in the military educational centres in Croatia.
Apart from the possibilities for enhancing and enlarging the bilateral cooperation at the meeting with the delegation of the AF of the Republic of Croatia, there was also a discussion about the process of transformation and modernization of the Army, the contribution of the Army to operations abroad, using the facilities of the ATA “Krivolak“ for training activities, and deploying the Army as a support to MOI in dealing with the migrant crisis.
During the visit the delegation of the AF of the Republic of Croatia will also be received by the President of the Republic of North Macedonia.
The delegation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Croatia will visit the Special Operations Regiment at barracks “Ilinden“ where there will be a briefing for the unit, a demonstration exercise and presentation of the assets of the unit and tomorrow they will visit the Pilot Training Centre at Petrovec barracks.