“The new Strategic Defence Review and the new Defence Strategy are two key segments of the overall reform process initiated by the new MoD leadership. We are now in the crucial phase of preparation of documents”, State Secretary Nikolic said at the meeting. He expressed appreciation for the support by the FR of Germany and pointed out that the Ministry is firmly committed to the implementation of the reforms aimed at improving the standard of living and work of every member of the ARM and towards achieving the strategic goal of the Republic of Macedonia – NATO membership.
The team of experts is in Macedonia to determine the reform processes in the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, as well as to detect the segments where the Ministry of Defence of the FR of Germany could give their support for the implementation of these reforms. The support of the FR of Germany is also expected in the process of implementation of the Strategic Defence Review.
During the visit the German experts also met with all the relevant persons involved in the reform processes in the Ministry, the Main Coordination Group for the Strategic Defence Review, the policy and planning authorities and representatives of the General Staff of the Army.