At the General Staff of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, Technical Arrangement on Cooperation was concluded between the Ministries of Defence of Macedonia and Turkey. The Technical Arrangement provides enhancement of military cooperation between both countries within the United Nations peace keeping operation ‘UIFIL’ and Macedonian contribution to the mission.
The Technical Arrangement was signed on the behalf of the respective Ministries, by the Director of the General Staff of the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, Major General Zoran Mileski and the representative of the Italian Armed Forces, the resident Italian Defence Attaché in Macedonia, Colonel Giuseppe Montalto.
The aim of this Technical Arrangement is to have joint participation in the United Nations peace keeping mission UNIFIL in Lebanon where the Army of the Republic of Macedonia will contribute with two servicemen in the Italian contingent, which will enhance Macedonian participation into this mission.
Expert talks between the two armies preceded the signing of the agreement when they specified the provisions of the agreement. The signing of the agreement once again confirms that NATO trusts and acknowledges Macedonian army’s efforts and their level of training and standards including ARM interoperability for equal participation in peace keeping missions together with NATO member countries.