Montenegro becomes NATO’s 29th member

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Series Details 19.05.16
Publication Date 23/03/2017
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NATO and Montenegro signed on 19 May 2016 the acccession agreement paving the way for the Balkan country to become the trans-Atlantic alliance’s 29th member state.

The organisation's secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg stated that Montenegro's membership was 'a clear sign that NATO countries continue to build stability and security in the Western Balkans'.

The ratification process proceeded in the first half of 2017. The US Senate backed Montenegro's accession on 28 March 2017.

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