The Government at Tuesday’s regular session reviewed and adopted the Draft Defense Strategy of the Republic of Macedonia and obliged the Ministry of Defense to submit the Defense Strategy to President Stevo Pendarovski within seven days of its adoption.

According to the government press service, the current Defense Strategy was adopted in 2010, and as a result of the security dynamics, contemporary security threats and challenges, as well as the changed status of the country internationally, the Ministry of Defense drafted a new Defense Strategy that identifies the features of the modern security environment. The strategy provides guidance for the further development of defense capabilities of the defense system, as well as for the synchronization and enhancement of defense planning in line with NATO and EU standards.