Authorities for, opposition divided

At an extraordinary session, Montenegrin Parliament began the debate on the Draft Resolution on support of Montenegro’s integration into NATO.

The ruling coalition announced that they would vote for the document, while representatives of the opposition are divided over support for the resolution.

Representative of promoters Milutin Simovic from the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), said that earlier legislation and the Draft Resolution contribute to the development of democracy and promotion of human rights.

He added that this topic deserves a dialogue in parliament.

“We have a new opportunity to demonstrate the maturity of our democracy. DPS initiated resolution considering the fact that membership is essential to the development of society. The adoption of this document will show that we want Montenegro in a stable environment. We believe that we will get the invitation in December, and we have closing obligations ahead of us’’, said Simovic, adding that representatives of government and opposition participated in the preparation of the final text.

Chairman of the Security and Defence Committee Mevludin Nuhodzic said that the debate about NATO needs to be positioned above the daily politics.

“NATO for Montenegro means the application of systems of intelligent and collective defense. The membership of Montenegro also means savings in the defense sector. No country in today’s world today can cope with many security challenges alone. Neutrality is the most expensive option for countries like ours”, said Nuhodzic.

Izvor: RTV Montenegro