White House has started a process of ratifying Montenegro’s Protocol for NATO

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White House has started a process of ratifying Montenegro’s Protocol for NATO, and sent an initiative to the Senate.

“I hereby announce my agreement with the ratification of Accession Protocol of Montenegro to NATO. This Protocol has been signed in Brussels on May 19th 2016 with support of USA and other members of the Alliance”, President Barack Obama’s statement for the Senate reads.

He said that full ratification from USA and its allies will enable Montenegro to become a member of NATO.

“Article 10 on NATO contract is part of the Alliance’s foundation. Montenegro’s accession to NATO will demonstrate to everyone that the Alliance’s doors are open to those who undertake necessary reforms and who contribute to NATO’s security”, the statement of the White House reads.

America’s President has asked the Senate to continue working with him in order to improve Europe by giving counsel and agreement for this Protocol.

“My administration is ready to help in this process”, Obama said.

Protocol has been ratified by Iceland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Albania so far.

After all the members have ratified the Protocol, Montenegro needs to ratify it in its Parliament, which will finalize the process. The process should be done by middle of 2017. At the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw, Montenegro will have a position of an observer.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro