Skopje – 24th of December 2019

First official visit of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia to the Intelligence Agency


First official visit of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia to the Intelligence Agency

On 24.12.2019, the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr. Stevo Pendarovski, PhD visited the Intelligence Agency (AR), accompanied by the members of the Cabinet. This was the first official visit of the President of the state to the Agency since his appointment.

During the visit, the President was briefed about the Agency’s ongoing activities aimed at gathering information on preventing current hybrid and asymmetric threats against the country and the region. The contribution of AR in fulfilling the foreign policy priorities of the country, oriented towards NATO and EU membership was also presented. In this regard, the main emphasis was placed on the Agency’s international cooperation and dynamics of bilateral, regional and multilateral meetings.

Special attention was paid to the inter-institutional cooperation as particularly important part of the coordination of the activities between related institutions and the Intelligence Agency.

In the end, the activities of the Agency on internal reforms and adoption of the new law were explained, aiming to build a modern and efficient intelligence service in concordance with NATO recommendations criteria and support.