NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that the Alliance before the end of the current year will decide whether to invite to membership of Montenegro, the Ministers of foreign Affairs of NATO at a meeting in the beginning of winter will assess the progress of the state in this matter.
at the end of June, the newspaper "Kommersant", citing a source in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization reported that NATO enlargement will be a single, the Alliance will join only Montenegro, the proper solution has the ability to be made at the July summit in 2016, and in the early winter of 2015 at the meeting of foreign Ministers.
"NATO's position is unchanged: We agreed that the decision whether to invite Montenegro to membership in the Alliance, will be made before the end of the current year. This means that the joint Ministers of foreign Affairs at a meeting in the beginning of winter will assess the progress made by Montenegro in respect of such matters as the rule of law, military reform, defense spending. And then We decide to invite them or not, " Stoltenberg said in a statement released on the first evening of the week interview to the Ukrainian edition.
in this regard, according to his statement, the Alliance intensified the dialogue with Montenegro, for example, the Secretary-General himself was not so long ago in Montenegro, and the Montenegrin Minister of foreign Affairs And the Minister of justice will visit NATO this week. Also, According to the Secretary-General, the entire structure of the North Atlantic Council will visit Montenegro this fall.
"We are closely And will make a decision at the end of the year ", - said Stoltenberg.
NATO has entered a period of large-scale expansion after the destruction of the Soviet Union And the Warsaw Pact: from 1999 to 2009, the Alliance has entered almost all the countries of the former Eastern bloc, besides the 4 republics of the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia And Herzegovina And Macedonia), and 3 Baltic republics. Poland has announced its intention at the Warsaw NATO summit in July 2016 to invite into the Alliance Macedonia And Montenegro.
The North Atlantic Treaty organization - a military-political Union of European countries, USA And Canada. In 1997 he signed the founding act of the NATO-Russia, where it was noted that the Russian Federation And NATO do not see each other as opponents. However, in may 2015 in NATO told about the strengthening of the Commonwealth. Read more