North Macedonia Increasing Presence in NATO, EU, UN Peacekeeping Missions

North Macedonia will increase its presence in the KFOR mission in Kosovo in 2021 and extend its engagement in the Althea Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska announced. 

Speaking at a virtual press conference, the minister said the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia will intensify its international presence in the NATO, European Union and United Nations missions. 

“We are increasing our international presence. We are starting the next year with 73 peacekeeping officers and will end it with 199. We are staying to contribute to the peace and safety in the missions led by the NATO, EU, and UN”, said Sekerinska, presenting the budget of its ministry for 2021. 

She specified that the members of the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia are present in Afghanistan now but that their number is reducing. 

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