Vice President Biden: United States highly assess Montenegro’s results in NATO accession process

    Munich, Germany (8 February 2015) – Montenegro and the United States have established strong relationship based on mutual trust and shared values, Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Đukanović and US Vice President Joseph Biden agreed at the meeting which was held earlier today on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

    PM Đukanović voiced pleasure with the dynamic dialogue developed between Montenegro and the United States, as well as the attention the US administration and Vice President Biden pay to the Western Balkan’s issue.

    He also referred to stable democratic and economic development of Montenegro and its full commitment to European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The Prime Minister said that NATO membership invitation is the country’s key strategic objective in 2015 and thanked Vice President Biden for continued support the United States provide to Montenegro in that regard.

    US Vice President Joseph Biden underlined that the United States remain stable and honest partner of Montenegro, appreciating its responsible policy that contributes to the stability and prosperity of the region.

    In that context, he voiced willingness to further support Montenegro’s development and its Euro-Atlantic aspirations, highly assessing the results the country achieved in the accession process.

    Vice President Biden stressed the United States will assist Montenegro in overcoming challenges in the areas crucial for further democratic progress and full integration, primarily in the rule of law and strengthening public support.

    Both sides pointed out the importance of NATO enlargement policy and sending of the membership invitation to Montenegro in the context of strengthening regional stability.

    Continuation of the enlargement process and Montenegro’s accession to NATO are significant for the Alliance, the United states and the region, Vice President of the United States concluded.

    Source: Government of Montenegro