North Macedonia Signs Military and Economic Agreement with Turkey

North Macedonia and Turkey have just signed a military and economic agreement for the next five years according to  media reports.

Specifically, on Tuesday the Minister of Defense of Northern Macedonia, Radmila Sekerinska, visited Turkey where she met with her Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, where both signed a five-year agreement on military-economic cooperation.

The agreement, according to the Ministry of Defense of Northern Macedonia, provides for an annual allocation of funds from Turkey to Northern Macedonia, which will be used to strengthen operational capabilities, supply artillery equipment and modernise its Army.

It is reported that Sekerinska also attended the opening of the IDEF 21 International Defense Industry Exhibition, taking place in Istanbul from 17 August to 20 August.

“The presence in the IDEF 21 report of the delegation from Northern Macedonia headed by Minister Sekerinska is aimed at examining the possibilities of supplying new equipment for the modernization of our Army, which this year allocates 25% of the defense budget,” reads a statement. of the Ministry of Defense.

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