“The Balkan countries should join NATO”

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Turkey is an ally of Montenegro and this country supports Montenegrin invitation to join NATO, Suay Alpay, Deputy Defense Minister of Turkey. He said he believes that the other Balkan countries should be in the EU and NATO, as well.

Alpay, who participated at 2BS Forum held in Budva last weekend, praised the reforms that were implemented in Montenegrin defense sector.

“First of all, I would like to say that Montenegro is our friend and sister country for us and that we are allies. We are very pleased to see that reforms are being implemented in the field of defense. The defense industry does not involve only weapons. It includes the ability to prevent danger. We believe that Montenegro has great potential. Turkey supports the area of defense in Montenegro and we believe that we would sign an agreement on the defense industry in 2016 signed, “Alpay said to Anatoli news agency.

Regarding the invitation for full membership in NATO, Alpay stressed that Turkey provides support along the way.

Source: Radio Television Montenegro