NATO Parliamentary Assembly recommends its member states to decide on Montenegro’s invitation by end of 2015

    Budapest, Hungary (18 May 2015) – Today’s NATO Parliamentary Assembly spring session in Budapest approved the Declaration recommending its member states to demonstrate commitment to the open door policy and to decide on Montenegro’s membership invitation by the end of 2015.

    The declaration also calls on the NATO membership aspirants to continue the reform process towards meeting NATO standards, emphasising that “NATO enlargement poses no threat to any nation but rather enhances the security and stability of the entire Euro-Atlantic region.”

    “Reaffirming its full and continuous support for NATO enlargement and the membership aspirations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,“ the Parliamentary Assembly’s recommends its member states to pledge support to the countries wishing to join the alliance, as agreed at last year’s summit in Wales.

    ”In accordance with Article 10 of the Washington Treaty, NATO’s door remains open for European countries ready and able to fulfill the requirements of NATO membership,” the declaration reads.

    Source: Government of Montenegro