SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* -- Bulgarian Army Lt. Col. Ivaylo Toshorv, Defence security sector reform, plans and policy advisor from the NATO Liaison Office Skopje attended a ceremony at the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s* Ministry of Defence marking the 25th Anniversary of the Military Service for Security and Intelligence, May 30, 2017.
The Minister of Defence, Zoran Jolevski, addressed the attendees and stressed that the members of this service have built the integrity of it with great enthusiasm and through the love for their own, with dignified existence of the defence of their country. She stated that through the past years, the military service has grown in a modern, professional and efficient service worthy of respect.
Col. Dragan Kovachki, a head of Military Service for Security and Intelligence for the host nation, stated that parallel with the creation and building of the country, the Military Service for Security and Intelligence has been continually and vigorously built with professionalism, self-sacrifice and dedication of its members over the past 25 years. The military service has built in capacities and capabilities that are ready to deal with modern challenges. Kovachki stressed the efficiency in the working is being shown through vigilant monitoring of the threats and delivering timely and accurate information to the decision makers.
Kovachki expressed his gratitude to the members of the service for their loyalty to the country which they continuously prove through execution of high risk tasks for protection of the defence system, the country’s sovereignty and integrity and protection of its freedom and honour.
*Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name
Story by NLO Skopje