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There is cautious optimism that ratification of Macedonia’s accession protocol will meet no obstacles in NATO member state parliaments – but experts fear the process may be slower than some expect.
A historic day for Macedonia - in Brussels, the protocol for the country's accession to NATO will be signed, reported bTV.
The procedure was delayed for more than 11 years after Greece blocked accession in 2008 for name dispute.
Once it was resolved, the path of the Republic of Northern Macedonia to the Euro-Atlantic structures was already open.
Foreign ministers of NATO member states and Macedonia are to sign the protocol on the country's accession to the alliance, which marks a major step on the country's path to full membership.
Macedonia is to take up its seat at the alliance immediately after this ceremony, but will not immediately become a fully-fledged member.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev in Sofia on 4th of February.The talks between them focused on the upcomimg signing of Macedonia's acession protocol with NATO, the implementation of the Good Neighbourly Agreement between Bulgaria and Macedonia and the joint infrastructure projects.