Krstičević i Šundov s generalom Đurčinovskim

Potpredsjednik Vlade i ministar obrane RH Damir Krstičević i načelnik Glavnog stožera Oružanih snaga RH general zbora Mirko Šundov sastali su se s načelnikom Glavnog stožera Vojske Republike Sjeverne Makedonije general-pukovnikom Vaskom Đurčinovskim u utorak, 16. srpnja 2019. u sklopu njegova službenog posjeta Republici Hrvatskoj i Oružanim snagama RH. Ministar Krstičević i načelnik Đurčinovski tom su prilikom izrazili zadovoljstvo dosadašnjim opsegom obrambene suradnje Hrvatske i Sjeverne Makedonije u područjima obuke i izobrazbe te suradnje u okviru Jadransko-Američke povelje. Obostrano je potvrđen interes za nastavkom suradnje u područjima specijalnih snaga, potpore Oružanim snagama Makedonije u procesu modernizacije i prilagodbe standardima NATO-a.

Minister Krstičević and General Šundov meet with Lt. Gen. Đurčinovski

Minister Krstičević and General Šundov met with the Chief of the General Staff of North Macedonia Lieutenant General Vasko Đurčinovski

The Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičević and the Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces General Mirko Šundov on 16 July 2019 met with the Chief of the General Staff of the Army of North Macedonia Lieutenant General Vasko Đurčinovski, during his official visit to the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Armed Forces.

Minister Krstičević and Chief of the General Staff of the Army of North Macedonia praised the range of defence co-operation in training and education and the co-operation within the U.S-Adriatic Charter.

Both sides reiterated interest in continuing the co-operation between the special forces, the support to the Army of North Macedonia with modernisation and adaptation to NATO standards.

Minister Krstičević pledged continued support to North Macedonia with its Euro-Atlantic integration. “Full NATO membership will positively affect the prosperity of the citizens of Macedonia and the general stability of southeast Europe. Croatia and North Macedonia have jointly contributed to NATO initiatives for years, notably through the deployment of the U.S. Adriatic Charter members in Resolute Support  Mission”, said Minister Krstičević.

 

Krstičević i Šundov s generalom Đurčinovskim
Foto: MORH / M. Čobanović

 

General  Šundov and Lt. Gen. Đurčinovski discussed the cooperation betwen the Croatian Armed Forces and the Army of North Macedonia in the domains of the special forces and air forces, as well as joint military exercises.

The meetings were followed by a tour of the permanent display of military equipment and weapons in Dom HV in the Ministry of Defence.
 
Within the two-day visit the Macedonian delegation visited the International Military Operations Training Centre of the Croatian Army at Rakitje and the HS Produkt handgun manufacturing factory in Karlovac.