“‘I don’t think there is any reason not to believe that North Macedonia could become the 30th member of NATO as early as 18 months from now,’ Matthew Palmer, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, told Reuters in an interview in Bosnia’s capital Sarajevo.

‘That is an entirely realistic target date,’ he said, praising the breakthrough agreement in June between Greece and Macedonia as the “most significant positive development” in efforts by Western Balkans states to achieve EU and NATO ties.” (SwissInfo)