Macedonia will appoint an ambassador to NATO by the London Summit at the latest, Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Wednesday.

She also said that the Ministry of Defense had already issued an internal call for the position and that there was a list of potential candidates.

We have a list of candidates that meet the specified criteria, and I will meet with the President in the course of the day and discuss any proposals I have or that he has. I expect this issue to be resolved in the coming days. The preparations for the Summit are already completed and we are going there with an acting Ambassador, Sekerinska said adding that the appointment of an ambassador to the NATO mission is the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.