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Montenegrin Prime Minister visits NATO Headquarters

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PM Milo Djukanovic met with the Secretary General and NATO Ambassadors to discuss Montenegro’s progress on its Euro-Atlantic path

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic visited NATO headquarters yesterday, to update the Alliance on reforms the country is undertaking. Djukanovic met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, before holding discussions with NATO Ambassadors in the North Atlantic Council (NATO’s main decision making body).

Following his meeting with PM Djukanovic, Secretary General Stoltenberg welcomed Montenegro’s substantial reforms, saying they represented “real progress towards membership in NATO.” Stoltenberg went on to say that Montenegro was “a champion of regional cooperation”, adding “you have repeatedly shown that you share our values.”

At the UK hosted Wales Summit last year, NATO and Montenegro decided to open “intensified and focussed talks” as it looks to integrate further into Euro-Atlantic structures. Foreign Ministers will assess Montenegro’s progress by the end of this year, with a view to deciding whether to invite the country to join NATO.

You can watch the press point with Secretary General Stoltenberg and PM Djukanovic here

Photos from the visit are available here

Want to know more about NATO’s relations with Montenegro, click here