Today, on 30 September, 2014, in accordance with the Annual Working Plan of the Joint Operations Command (JOC), the key personnel of the command and the subordinate units visited the “Goce Delchev” University in Shtip.
In compliance with the program the following activities took place: a meeting with the board of the university, introduction with the university, its structure and its role in the educational system in the Republic of Macedonia, and a lecture on the new challenges in the Euro-Atlantic integrations.
Besides the Commander of JOC Major General Metodija Velichkovski and the rector of the university PhD Sasha Mitrev, the Deputy Commander of JOC, the Chief of Staff, the mayor of Shtip, metropolitan of Bregalnica and the deputy vice-chancellors of the university were also present at the meeting.
The possibility of a future collaboration with the university through organization of lectures in the interest of defense, as well as the possibility of educating army personnel at the university was discussed at the meeting.
As a result of the excellent civil-military cooperation, the mayor of Shtip Ilcho Zahariev, the metropolitan of Bregalnica Ilarion, representatives of the local government and other organizations were present during the visit.
There was a lecture by docent Ana Nikodinovska on “ The new security challenges and Euro-Atlantic integrations” with a review of the Ukrainian crisis and its influence on the Euro-Atlantic integrations.
The visit of the university is a continuity of the previous visits of universities: FON in Skopje and the University of Southeast Europe in Tetovo that are realized within the framework of the project for civilian and army collaboration of JOC with the universities in the Republic of Macedonia.