Speeches

INTERVENTION by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Macedonia, Ms. Radmila Shekerinska, at the meetings of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Defence Ministers in Resolute Support format (29 June 2017, Brussels)

Secretary General, Ministers of Defence, Ladies and Gentlemen, As a newcomer in this group, allow me to acknowledge the long-term efforts of NATO and partners, including my country, aimed at the security, stability and development of Afghanistan. Since 2002, the Republic of Macedonia has continuously contributed to the security of Afghanistan, through the participation of […]

ADDRESS by the Minister of Defence, Ms. Radmila Shekerinska-Jankovska on the opening of the “SUMMER CAMPUS – 2017″ on 27.06.2017

Dear Dean of the Military Academy, Thank you for inviting me and giving me the honour today, to open the 8th International Higher-Education Defence and Security Project Summer Campus 2017, organized by the Military Academy of the Republic of Macedonia “General Mihailo Apostolski”, at the Pepelishte Training Centre. It is my great honour to welcome […]

ADDRESS BY MOD RADMILA SHEKERINSKA MINISTER OF DEFENCE HANDOVER CEREMONY 01.06.2017

Distinguished Mr. Jolevski, Allow me on behalf of everybody to thank you for your service in the Army, in the Ministry of Defence, Distinguished members of the General Staff, Distinguished employees in the Ministry of Defence, Distinguished guests and media representatives, I am grateful for the entrusted confidence and for the possibility to invest all […]

ADDRESS BY Н.Е. ZORAN JOLEVSKI, MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA Skopje 2 May 2017

Distinguished guests, Welcome to the Army Home of the Republic of Macedonia where we are hosting the First Festival of Military Music organized in the history of sovereign and independent Republic of Macedonia. With the sounds played by the military orchestra, our soldiers and officers are firmly striding under the national flag and the flag […]

31ST WORLD MILITARY WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP ADDRESS BY H.E. ZORAN JOLEVSKI, MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA 21 September 2016

It is my great pleasure and privilege to warmly welcome you to the Republic of Macedonia and to the 31st World Military Wrestling Championship. I am also very pleased to speak at the opening of this exceptionally important wrestling sports event. The Army of the Republic of Macedonia and its citizens are especially proud to […]

ADDRESS by Н.Е. Zoran Jolevski Minister of Defence of the Republic of Macedonia at the Ministerial meeting Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) + LBN, MKD, MNE, SRB Defence Ministers Meeting – VIENNA, 31 March to 1 April 2016) Working Session ”Refugee Crisis – Western Balkan Route”

Allow me at the outset to thank Mr. Hans Peter DOSKOZIL, Minister of Defence and Sports of the Republic of Austria, for his hospitality and his efforts to organize this meeting dedicated to the refugee crisis and the Balkan route. Thank you Hans Peter for your leadership. At the very outset, I would like to […]

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE ZORAN JOLEVSKI ON THE OCCASION OF THE PUBLICATION “ARM – 12 YEARS AMBASSADOR OF PEACE” 17 March 2016, Museum of the Macedonian Struggle

Distinguished, Welcome to this wonderful building, the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Sovereignty and Independence, where the Ministry of Defence and the Army of the Republic of Macedonia, today, together with you esteemed guests, for the first time among the glorious vojvodas and commanders of the past, share the successes of the Macedonian Army […]

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, ZORAN JOLEVSKI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING OF CONTRACTS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF FORMER PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS

Distinguished, It represents a special honour for me today that we will be signing contracts for your re-engagement in the state institutions of the Republic of Macedonia. As you may know the Army of the Republic of Macedonia and the Minister of Defence are investing a lot in your training to gain skills that are […]

ADDRESS by H.E. Zoran Jolevski, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Macedonia, on the occasion of the official oath of the 19th class of the Military Academy and the promotion of the new generation of 2nd Lieutenants 26 October 2015, Skopje

Ladies and Gentlemen, I have the honor and pleasure to speak on the day of the official oath of the 19th class and the graduation of the 15th class from the Military Academy. All of us here today are proud of you and your choice of the military profession. Dear cadets of the 19th class, […]

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE AT THE RECEPTION CEREMONY FOR MILITARY EQUIPMENT DONATED BY THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, 28 OCTOBER 2014, SKOPJE

It is my exquisite honour and pleasure to be part of the handover ceremony of a donation from the Republic of Turkey today together with our friends from the Republic of Turkey. It is yet another confirmation of our traditional friendship and excellent cooperation. Ever since the Republic of Macedonia gained its independence, Turkey was […]

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE, H.E. ZORAN JOLEVSKI AT THE CONFERENCE “WESTERN BALKANS – THE FUTURE OF INTEGRATION”, NATO DEFENCE COLLEGE FOUNDATION, 07-08 OCTOBER 2014, ROME, REPUBLIC OF ITALY

It is an honour for me to briefly address the opening of this important conference on the future of Western Balkans and their integration into the North Atlantic community. Ambassador Alessandro Minuto Rizzo, as Deputy Secretary General of NATO, has always been a champion in its efforts to enlarge the Alliance and it makes me […]

ADDRESS BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, ZORAN JOLEVSKI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE OFFICIAL OATH BY THE 18TH CLASS OF CADETS AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY

I congratulate the given oath and wish you and urge you in the next four years to be hungry for knowledge. Always ask for more because knowledge and skills are the characteristics that are most vital for the development of each man and each society. This is a characteristic that should separate you from the […]