Saturday, March 24, 2007

Slovenia supports Macedonia's accession to NATO, EU

Macedonian-Slovene cooperation is excellent, particularly in the sphere of defense, Defense Ministers Lazar Elenovski and Karl Erjavec said after their meeting Thursday in Ljubljana. - Slovenia fully supports Macedonia's accession to NATO and the European Union, Erjavec said, extending gratitude for Macedonia's logistic support of the transportation of Slovene peacekeepers to Kosovo.

The Ministers said that Slovenia and Macedonia shared same positions on developments in the region, Both countries have been supporting the plan of UN Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari on Kosovo final status - as a factor of the region's stability.

Forthcoming accession of Adriatic Charter countries to NATO and the region's integration with the EU will further contribute to the region's stability, Elenovski said.

Taking a journalist question, Erjavec said that Slovenia was interested in the military polygon Krivolak, which was discussed at today's meeting.

Elenovski and Erjavec also talked about the transformation of the armed forces of both countries.

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