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NATO member states praise Montenegro Third Annual National Report within MAP

Published date: 31.10.2012 12:03 | Author: mod

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Montenegro’s representatives presented the Third Annual National Report within NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) to the NATO member states in Brussels earlier today. The meeting was chaired by Dirk Brengleman, NATO's Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy.

The representatives of 19 countries who took part in the discussion reiterated their strong support for Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. They praised the Third Annual National Report as a document containing clearly defined priorities and objectives that depict Montenegro’s commitment to NATO accession and  to fulfilment of the member states' recommendations.

The meeting agreed that a significant progress in pursuing reforms has been achieved in a short period of time. It also stressed the importance of implementing further reforms related to the rule of law, defence and security system, as well as the significance of intensifying activities aimed at strengthening public support for Montenegro's membership in NATO. The member states welcomed the opening of pre-accession talks with the EU, which, as a complementary process, can be very helpful for Montenegro to come closer to the NATO membership. All countries voiced readiness to provide necessary assistance in that process.

The NATO member states highly appreciate Montenegro’s participation in the ISAF mission, in particular referring to the regional aspect of the country’s engagement in Afghanistan within American-Adriatic Chapter (A5)+ Slovenia, the meeting concluded.