The United States has officially greenlighted North Macedonia's admission to NATO bringing the Baltic nation a step closer to full-fledged membership in the alliance, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"Pleased to announce the United States deposited its ratification of North Macedonia’s NATO Accession Protocol. One step closer to welcoming NorthMacedonia as NATO’s 30th Ally!" Mike Pompeo wrote on Twitter account.
In October, the Senate approved the decision by the US government to support Macedonia's entry into the alliance by an almost unanimous bipartisan vote of 91 to two. Only Republican Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee voted against.