MACEDONIAN, CROATIAN, ALBANIAN DEFENCE MINISTERS DISCUSS REGIONAL SECURITY Financial_Times - 2003/9/4
Macedonian Defence Minister Vlado Buckovski had a meeting Thursday (4 September) with his Croatian and Albanian counterparts Zeljka Antunovic and Pandeli Majko respectively, focused on current political and security situation in the region and the memorandum of understanding of the defence ministers of signatory countries of the Adriatic Charter, which is to be adopted on 12 September in Tirana.
The memorandum is focused on consultations regarding armament, the security and defence policy, the cooperation in military-technical sphere, education and peacekeeping operations. The Adriatic Charter signatories are determined to strengthen border security and information exchange in order to reduce threats of terrorism, organized crime and trafficking in arms, drugs and humans.
Tomorrow, Buckovski will address at the regional international conference entitled, "Shaping a common security agenda for SEE Europe - new approaches and shared responsibilities", which takes place in Sofia in organization of the Centre for the Study of Democracy in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Foundation.