Immediate Release

United States Department of Defense Signs Memorandum of Understanding for Defense Cooperation With Ministry of Defence for the Republic of North Macedonia

Feb. 26, 2021

The United States Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Dr. Mara Karlin, and the Minister of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia, Radmila Shekerinska, co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate defense cooperation today. 

The MoU highlights current avenues of bilateral cooperation and signals the intent to build on the strategic relationship by promoting joint training and exercises, enhancing counterterrorism capabilities, increasing professional military education and exchange opportunities, and improving interoperability.

The signing was followed by a phone call where Karlin and Shekerinska discussed the upcoming one-year anniversary of North Macedonia’s accession to NATO and opportunities to further strengthen the partnership.