Spasovski meets EU officials in Brdo near Kranj

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The country’s progress in implementing recommendations from the joint action plan in the fight against terrorism has been very positive, with significant results achieved in 2020 when a terrorist organization was busted and a large number of weapons, ammunition, and explosives were seized, Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski told ministerial forum EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs in Slovenia’s Brdo near Kranj on Thursday.

During the forum, Spasovski had bilateral meetings with EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Ilkka Salmi, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, and European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) Nina Gregori.

As the Ministry of Interior informed, the meetings welcomed the achievements during 2020/2021 in terms of 11 final verdicts in the field of the fight against terrorism, which sentenced 11 people to prison, as well as the solidarity responsibility of Macedonia, as a NATO member state, to be actively involved in the international community’s commitment to protecting civilians at risk in Afghanistan, who have been involved in democratic change in the country and have worked with international organizations and agencies.

Minister Spasovski stressed the great importance of the support of friends, institutions, and member states of the European Union in meeting the priorities in this area.