Minister of Defense Zoran Konjanovski of Macedonia

Macedonian Defense Minister Zoran Konjanovski said Thursday that he rejected the invitation to attend the military parade in Thessaloniki beacuse he assumed that anti-Macedonian provocations would take place.
Skopje, August 4 (MIA) - French ambassador to Macedonia Bernard Valero conveyed Monday to Defense Minister Zoran Konjanovski the messages of official Paris on strengthening of the cooperation between the countries' defense ministries, reiterating France's support to Macedonia's NATO accession.
Minister Konjanovski said the Bucharest NATO Summit events would not discourage Macedonia.
already renowned Army, which is fully prepared to join NATO.
projects and stated that new challenges were ahead in 2009.
200810:53 (GMT)Macedonian Minister of Defense Zoran Konjanovski is paying a two-day visit to NATO in Brussels, Focus News reports today.
We were reassured that the strong US support and encouragement for Macedonia’s full NATO integration remains,” Konjanovski said after the meeting.
Silobreaker: DM Konjanovski receives US.
Through a translator at the news conference following his meeting with Gates, Konjanovski said Macedonia plans to continue contributing to security efforts outside its borders.