North Macedonia on Tuesday cleared the final hurdle to becoming the 30th member of the NATO military alliance after the Spanish Senate ratified its accession.
Spain's office at NATO said that 259 of the 264 senators endorsed the move. The bill was immediately signed by King Felipe and will be submitted to the US State Department for official confirmation within the next 72 hours.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Jan. 21 Turkey is crucial in the fight against ISIL.
"No ally has suffered more terrorist attacks than Turkey. They are important in the fight against Daesh. They are the only ally which is bordering Syria and Iraq," he said, using the Arabic acronym for ISIL.
Stoltenberg's remarks came during a speech at the European Parliament in Brussels.
If the North Atlantic Treaty Organization considers that a more intense involvement against terrorism is important, Romania will participate, said Prime Minister Ludovic Orban, on Thursday, at the NATO headquarters.
Prime Minister Ludovic Orban on Thursday, the last day of his working visit to Brussels, has scheduled meetings with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In the first half of the day, Orban will have talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, followed by joint press statements.
Bucharest, Dec 29 /Agerpres/ - Prime Minister Ludovic Orban will pay a working visit to Brussels, at the headquarters of the European institutions and NATO, on January 7-9. According to a Government's release, the head of the Bucharest Executive will have meetings with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.