On 13 Mar 2014, the Bulgarian Ambassador to the HN, Mr. Ivan Velikov Petkov, accompanied by the BGR Defence Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Milko Chonov, and the BGR Embassy’s First Secretary, Mr. Angel Bandjov, visited the premises of NLO Skopje, and met with the Chief, Colonel Aleksandar Aleksandrov, and members of the Office. During the meeting, Mr. Petkov was familiarized with the structure and terms of reference, and some of the main activities and contributions, of the NATO Advisory Team.
In the course of the discussion, Colonel Aleksandrov underlined the Defence and Security Sector Reforms contribution, especially in the areas of long-term defence planning, as well as his intention of sincere discussion with the BGR Ambassador regarding the HN situation.
Mr. Petkov expressed particular interest to hear the Office’s assessment of the state of the HN towards Euro-Atlantic integration. Mr. Bandjov focused on the Corridor 10 NATO-supported works that have already started between Veles and Katlanovo. The meeting closed with an assurance of mutual confidence and assistance between the BGR Embassy and NLOSk in the future.