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Minister Bošković at NAC meeting: Montenegro will be committed to working on key tasks of Alliance

Minister Bošković at NAC meeting: Montenegro will be committed to working on key tasks of Alliance
Published date: 08.11.2017 19:05 | Author: PR Service

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PR ServiceBrussels, Belgium (8 November 2017) -- Minister of Defence Predrag Bošković participates in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of defence ministers of NATO countries, which takes place today and tomorrow in Brussels.

Minister Bošković stressed that Montenegro, as a new member, will be committed to working on the key tasks of the Alliance in order to effectively respond to contemporary security challenges and threats. He said that our country actively contributes to the preservation of global peace and security through engagement in international missions and operations, adding that Montenegro will continue its intensive activities to integrate the national defence system into the Alliance's collective security system. The Minister emphasised that our country strongly supports the aspirations of the countries of the region in terms of membership in NATO, with full contribution to regional peace and stability, as one of the priorities in the future period.

NATO defence ministers analysed the results achieved so far in the implementation of decisions taken at the Warsaw Summit. In the context of the current security situation and the readiness of the Alliance to respond adequately to contemporary threats, the ministers exchanged views on activities in the area of further fighting terrorism and other threats that affect the security of the transatlantic community. In order to improve the role of the Alliance in addressing contemporary security challenges, the importance of preventive action on potential threats arising from terrorists outside the borders of NATO was highlighted. Also, it was emphasised that the Alliance must decisively approach the strengthening of efficiency in response to cyber and hybrid threats.

On the sidelines of the meeting, Minister Bošković met with newly-appointed UK Minister of Defence Gavin Williamson. The ministers discussed the cooperation of the two countries in the field of defence.