Historic day for NATO and MNE

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Signing of the accession treaty on the accession of Montenegro to NATO is an historic day, which is important not only for Montenegro and for NATO but also for stability of the Western Balkans, said NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg.

Stoltenberg earlier said that after today’s signing of the Protocol, Montenegro would attend all meetings of NATO as an observer.

“After all members have ratified the Protocol, Montenegro will become the 29th member state. That is a clear sign that NATO continues to assist in building stability and security in the Western Balkans “, said Stoltenberg at yesterday’s press conference, on the eve of the two-day ministerial meeting in Brussels.

He said that it was a historic day for the Alliance and Montenegro, as well as the stability of the Western Balkans.

“Because the extension of NATO with Montenegrin membership confirms that the Alliance’s door is open and it is a new step in a successful enlargement policy of NATO and the European Union. NATO enlargement has over the years contributed to the stability, peace and security in Europe and Montenegro will now be a part of it, “said Stoltenberg.

When it comes to decisions on the method of NATO accession, Stoltenberg said that it was on Montenegro to decide on it.

After the signing of the Protocol, Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic will for the first time as a representative of Montenegro participate in the working meetings of NATO, where current security challenges will be discussed.

Djukanovic will have a meeting with Stoltenberg, after which they will jointly address the media.

Source: Radio Television Montenegro