For the past years, the NATO Liaison Office Skopje (NLO Sk) has established a tradition of hosting an annual reception for representatives of the government, members of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff, officers and state servants in the defense and security area, as well as diplomats and defense attaches. The reception takes place in the last month of the calendar year and more than one hundred key associates participate. In the past, it has been an excellent environment to enhance NLO Sk relations with the Ministry of Defense and other related institutions and organizations.
The purpose of the event was for the NLO Sk personnel to formally recognize and thank local dignitaries, community representatives and counterparts for their unwavering support over the past year. It was organized in the "Day & Night” restaurant on the river Vardar in Skopje, during the midday hours of Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Chief NLO Sk, Navy Captain Gorazd Bartol, addressed the guests, expressing gratitude to them for their enduring support.
The reception was among others, attended by the Minister of Defense, the Deputy Prime Minister, as well as most of the generals from the host nation army, directors and heads of sections from many host nation ministries. Many heads of missions of the international organizations and embassies resident in the country, as well as many other international and domestic representatives, also attended the event.