Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of Montenegro

  • 19 May. 2016 -
  • |
  • Last updated: 23 Jun. 2017 12:35

The Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty, signed at Washington on April 4, 1949,

Being satisfied that the security of the North Atlantic area will be enhanced by the accession of Montenegro to that Treaty,

Agree as follows:

Article I

Upon the entry into force of this Protocol, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation shall, on behalf of all the Parties, communicate to the Government of Montenegro an invitation to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty.  In accordance with Article 10 of the Treaty, Montenegro shall become a Party on the date when it deposits its instrument of accession with the Government of the United States of America.

Article II

The present Protocol, of which the English and French texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited in the Archives of the Government of the United States of America.  Duly certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by that Government to the Governments of all the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty.

Article III

The present Protocol, of which the English and French texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited in the Archives of the Government of the United States of America. Duly certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by that Government to the Governments of all the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty.

In witness whereof, the undersigned plenipotentiaries have signed the present Protocol.

Signed at Brussels
on the 19th  day of May 2016.