Jens Stoltenberg

Greece working to strengthen regional security, Apostolakis says

Regional peace and security are among Greece's key foreign policy objectives, the country's newly-installed Defense Minister Evangelos Apostolakis has said.

Apostolakis was speaking in the wake of a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels during which he held talks with his counterparts from Turkey and North Macedonia, as well as the chief of the transatlantic alliance Jens Stoltenberg.

"Thaci made promise to NATO in 2013 regarding North"

NATO sources explained that there was an exchange of letters between then Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and former Secretary General Andreas Fogh Rasmussen.

"Basically, then prime minister Thaci took an obligation that the KSF (Kosovo Security Force) would not go north of the Ibar River without an agreement with the KFOR commander," one NATO source explained to RFE.

NATO to Sign Accession Protocol with Macedonia

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.

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