Yesterday, at the “Philip II” square in Skopje, the ARM military orchestra and the military orchestra “Mehteran” of the armed forces (AF) of Republic of Turkey, through a joined performance before the Macedonian audience, showed that the relationship and the cooperation between Republic of Macedonia and Republic of Turkey, are at the highest level in all fields.
The concert was attended by: the President of Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov, the Minister of Defense , Zoran Jolevski, Chief of the General Staff of the ARM, Lieutenant-General Gorancho Koteski, the Secretary Of State for Defense, Sasho Stefanoski, representatives of the diplomatic corps and the military-diplomatic corps accredited in Republic of Macedonia, Generals of the ARM, representatives from the political parties and other important representatives from the Ministry of Defense and the Army of the Republic of Macedonia.
“This joint activity is one from the many events which confirm the cooperation between the ARM and the AF of Republic of Turkey, and shows and proves the strong friendship between the two countries”, pointed out the Chief of the GS of the ARM, Lieutenant-General Gorancho Koteski, at this formal event.
The ambassador of Republic of Turkey in Republic of Macedonia, Gurol Sokmensuer stated that through this event we “witness the friendship and closeness, merging of past and present, art and military, as well as of the friendship, brotherhood and cooperation between the Turkish armed forces and the Army of Republic of Macedonia”.
During this first joint performance which is part of the activities that mark the 115th anniversary since the graduation of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk from the Military high school in Bitola, the ARM military orchestra and the Turkish military orchestra performed compositions from their repertoires. Special attraction at the event was the performance of the folk song “Jovano Jovanke” by the military orchestra of Republic of Turkey, the crowning of the event was the performance of the composition specially composed for the event.
The large number of citizens who attended the concert, followed the cultural performance of the military orchestra “Mehteran”, as well as the excellent performance of the ARM military orchestra, with great enthusiasm . Events like this one are an excellent opportunity for expanding the partnership with the Armed Forces of Republic of Turkey, which takes place in various fields.