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8 Jun. 2017

Military Committee welcomes newest member, Montenegro

Just thirteen months after the signature of its Accession Protocol, Montenegro officially became NATO’s 29th Allied Nation. Across the Alliance, NATO welcomed its newest member. The Military Committee and its Chairman, General Petr Pavel, also marked this significant event during their first meeting with Montenegro, no longer an “Invitee” but a full-fledged Ally.

7 Jun. 2017

Flag-raising ceremony marks Montenegro’s entry into NATO

The flag of Montenegro was raised at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday (7 June 2017) in a special ceremony to mark the country’s accession to NATO. Flag raising ceremonies were also held simultaneously at Allied Command Operations (SHAPE) in Mons and Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. Montenegro became the 29th member of the Alliance on Monday (5 June 2017) when it deposited its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC.

5 Jun. 2017

Montenegro joins NATO as 29th Ally

Montenegro became NATO’s newest member on Monday (5 June 2017), upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. At a ceremony marking the occasion, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that Montenegro’s accession to the Alliance contributes to international peace and security, and sends a strong signal that NATO’s door remains open. The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Duško Marković and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanović and was hosted by the United States Undersecretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon.

2 Feb. 2017

NATO launches new Trust Fund for Montenegro

NATO launched a new Trust Fund in Montenegro on Thursday (2 February 2017) which will destroy 400 tonnes of surplus ammunition in a safe and environmentally friendly way. This is the latest example of NATO cooperation with Montenegro and will help keep people safe from harm.

26 Jan. 2017

Secretary General: NATO membership will strengthen Montenegro’s sovereignty

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Montenegro’s contributions to NATO on Thursday (26 January 2017), during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Duško Marković. He stressed that “NATO membership will strengthen Montenegro’s sovereignty,” and send a clear signal of stability and security in the Western Balkans.

4 Nov. 2016

NATO tests Science for Peace and Security projects in Montenegro

NATO successfully live-tested two Science for Peace and Security (SPS) projects as part of the consequence-management field exercise held in Montenegro in November 2016. Under the SPS Programme, NATO is supporting the clearance of unexploded ordnance in Montenegro and developing a multinational telemedicine system for emergency situations.

3 Nov. 2016

Deputy Secretary General thanks Montenegro for hosting NATO civil emergency exercise

Visiting Montenegro on Thursday (3 November 2016), Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller congratulated the nations and teams that participated at the CRNA GORA 2016 civil emergency exercise organised by the Alliance’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response and Coordination Centre (EADRCC).

20 Jun. 2016

Consultations on Civil Preparedness and Crisis Management with Montenegro

An inter-agency delegation from Montenegro met with Civil Preparedness and Crisis management experts at NATO headquarters on Monday (20 June) to take forward Montenegro’s efforts towards integration into Alliance Civil Emergency Planning.

25 May. 2016

Military Committee in Permanent Session welcomes Montenegro as Observer

General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee chaired the first Military Committee in Permanent Session (MCPS) today (26 May 2016) with Montenegro participating as an Observer. On 19 May 2016, the NATO Foreign Minister’s undertook the historic signing of the Accession Protocol for Montenegro. Following the signature of the Protocol, Montenegro has ‘Invitee’ status, allowing its representatives to participate as observers in Allied meetings.

19 May. 2016

NATO Foreign Ministers sign Accession Protocol with Montenegro

Today, NATO Foreign Ministers signed the Accession Protocol for Montenegro, marking a historic step in Montenegro’s path to the Alliance. Speaking at a joint press conference with Montenegrin Prime Minister Djukanovic, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg underlined that today’s decision is “a clear sign that NATO’s door remains open for partners that share and promote our values.”

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