SKOPJE, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* - On Dec. 4, the 13th Balkan Liaison Working Group took place in Skopje hosted by NATO Liaison Office Skopje.
The working group, chaired by Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, met with several heads and representatives from NATO Headquarters in the western Balkan in attendance including NATO HQ Sarajevo, NATO Military Liaison Office Belgrade and NLO Skopje, as well as representatives from NATO Information Management Systems in Brussels.
The event began on the eve of Dec. 3, with an icebreaker where the participants had the opportunity to converse in a friendly atmosphere and get to know each other. Then, the 4th, the events continued with a conference chaired by JFC Naples Assistant Chief of Staff J9, where experiences were exchanged among the various NATO offices under the guidance of JFC Naples as superior command, and situational awareness of events in each one’s area of the western Balkans was offered. Each of the entities briefed the others about various issues of common interest and enhancing the possible cooperation.
Discussions among the participants were initiated and the direction and guidance of our superior HQ was accepted and noted. The meeting was concluded as successful and various ways ahead were discussed.
The working group was greeted by all as fruitful and many areas of extending the assistance to the superior command and to the Host Nations where the various NATO offices are located were identified for further exploitation.
* Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name
Story by NLO Skopje