“‘In the spirit of the already proven and confirmed partnership between Macedonia and the United States, we today formalize another segment of the many areas of our long-standing interstate and inter-institutional cooperation – the prevention of illegal trade in nuclear and other radioactive material,’ Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski said on today’s signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia. and the US Department of Energy, with US Ambassador Jess Bailey.

The signing of the memorandum was attended by Director of the US Nuclear Security Administration, Laurent Cotton, Customs Director General Gjoko Tanasoski and Director of the Radiation Safety Directorate, Svetislav Djordjevic.  

‘This Memorandum of Understanding is a new normative framework for intensifying the so far common and fruitful cooperation. With the Memorandum of Understanding, the Ministry of Interior and the National Nuclear Safety Administration of the US Department of Energy go a step further in partnering efforts to better control and prevent the problem of illegal trade in nuclear and other radioactive materials, thereby establishing higher technical, operational, professional and other standards,’ said Spasovski.” (translated from 24 Vesti)