NATO signs accession protocol with Montenegro

(VOVworld) – The foreign ministers of 28 NATO members and Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic signed an accession protocol with Montenegro at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels on Thursday.

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic, left, take their seats during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council and Montenegro at NATO headquarters in Brussels, May 19, 2016 (Photo: VOA)

The signing, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of Montenegro’s Independence Day, is a precondition for Montenegro to become the 29th NATO member, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He added that Montenegro needs to effect more reforms to become a full NATO member.

It will take 18 months for all NATO members to ratify Montenegro’s membership.


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