Secretary General Stoltenberg: NATO appreciates Montenegro’s progress towards Euro–Atlantic accession

    Brussels, Belgium (19 November 2014) – NATO appreciates Montenegro’s progress towards Euro – Atlantic accession, particularly when it comes to meeting the requirements within the four key areas: the rule of law, security sector reform, strengthening of the public support and reform process in the defence sector, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed at the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Duško Marković, which took place at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

    DPM Marković also attended the North Atlantic Council’s meeting, where the officials pledged their full support to Montenegro in terms of meeting the required preconditions for getting an invitation for NATO membership.

    DPM Marković informed the NATO officials about Montenegro’s key activities aimed at strengthening the rule of law, fight against organised crime and corruption, security sector reform process and comprehensive public dialogue.

    This was the first meeting of a Montenegrin senior official with the newly appointed NATO Secretary General and the first official visit at the political level during the intensified and focused dialogue between NATO and Montenegro.

    Source: Government of Montenegro