Stoltenberg: Montenegro’s NATO membership is encouraging

Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, in Brussels said it’s encouraging the Alliance has members such as Montenegro is, and emphasized that NATO enlargement within the Western Balkans has strengthened the Alliance.

“NATO enlargement within the Western Balkans strengthened the Alliance and I’m glad to see that. In addition, NATO enlargement enabled stabilization of the Western Balkans and encouraged many countries to join the Alliance, such as Montenegro did, as well as North Macedonia which is to join NATO soon.”

He continued: “There are numerous challenges and issues but it’s encouraging to have Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro and soon north Macedonia as our member states.”

Stoltenberg is looking forward to meeting NATO defense ministers tomorrow, including Montenegro defense minister, Predrag Bošković.

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