The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has communicated that North Macedonia deposited an instrument of ratification of the
Agreement on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, National Representatives and International Staff, also known as the Ottawa Agreement.
“The Agreement, in accordance with Article 26, paragraph 2 thereof, entered into force for the Republic of North Macedonia on December 4, 2023,” reads the depositary notification.
The 1951 Ottawa Agreement concerns the privileges and immunities of national representatives to NATO and NATO’s international staff. It also defines the status of NATO as a legal person.