On 12 Feb 2014, the German Ambassador to the HN, Mrs. Gudrun Elisabeth Steinacker, visited the premises of NLO Skopje, and met with the Chief, Colonel Aleksandar Aleksandrov, and members of the Office. During the meeting, Mrs. Steinacker was familiarized with the structure and terms of reference, and some of the main activities and contributions, of the NATO Advisory Team, as well as Germany’s contribution in the Office’s personnel. In the course of the discussion, Colonel Aleksandrov underlined the Defence and Security Sector Reforms contribution, as well as his intention of sincere discussion with DEU Ambassador regarding the HN situation.
Mrs. Steinacker expressed interest to hear about the HN defence planning process, and in particular, our Office’s involvement in it. She made special note of the upcoming WWI commemoration celebrations to be organized in 2014, and the presentation of a very important book by a German geographer of the time, out of print since 1927, by the Embassy to the HN University library. The meeting closed with an assurance of open doors communication between the DEU Embassy and NLOSk in the future.