NATO IN 2008?
Macedonia, Albania and Croatia will enter NATO in 2008 as full members, if the three countries are ready for the membership. This message was sent by the United States president George Bush at an international conference in the Latvian city of Riga, before the official start of the NATO summit.
"We will make it clear here in Riga that NATO's door remains open, and I believe that at our next summit in 2008 we will send invitations to the countries which will be prepared for membership in the Alliance. Today, Macedonia, Croatia and Albania are all participating in NATO's Membership Action Plan, and the US. supports their aspirations to join the Alliance", said president George Bush.
Macedonian defense minister Lazar Elenovski The Minister expects that the summit, which starts tomorrow, will recognize the progress, made by both Macedonia and the rest of the Adriatic states.
"There will not be any enlargement accomplished in Riga, the meeting
will mostly deal with the reorganization of the Alliance, and I expect
that NATO will re-confirm its line of re-organization, will make certain
issues more precise in order to cope better with security risks in the
future", he added.
MD: Thanx to on of our spotters for this one.