NATO invited Montenegro to the Alliance. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called this a historic decision.
NATO invited Montenegro to start negotiations for membership in the Alliance. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. "NATO took a historic decision to start accession negotiations of Montenegro", - quotes its TASS.
The Secretary General believes that this is "the beginning of a journey". "Montenegro will continue the process of intense reform, the fight against corruption and to strengthen social support in the country the process of entry into NATO," he said.
Earlier the Director of Department of European cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrey Kelin said about the consequences of possible accession of Montenegro to NATO. According to him, it can seriously damage Russian relations with the Alliance.
The diplomat, as we were informed Days.Ru, said that work on the prevention of Montenegro is relatively possible results of its entry into NATO. What it is, Kelin said.
That NATO will make Montenegro the proposal became known from diplomatic sources, on 21 November. In your organization, then noted that the extension does not mean automatic accession, and other States who apply for it. In the case of accession of Montenegro to NATO, the Alliance will be expanded for the first time since 2009. Then in block joined Croatia and Albania.
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