Didier Reynders welcomes Montenegro’s accession to NATO
On June 5, Montenegro officially acceded to the NATO as 29th member state. Belgium welcomes this accession which constitutes the culmination of the efforts made by the authorities in Podgorica to comply with the requested reforms and obligations.
The membership of Montenegro illustrates the openness of the Alliance but also NATO’s continuing commitment to a stable Balkan region and its support to the Euro-Atlantic aspirations of the states of the region.
Described as a historic achievement, this openness policy of NATO contributes to broadening a community of values made up of democracies willing to contribute to their defense and security.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders welcomes the new ally. For the Minister, Montenegro's accession will contribute to consolidating stability in the Balkans, thereby strengthening security in Europe.
As 29th member, Montenegro will support stability in the Balkans and beyond. Podgorica already provides troops and resources to support the training mission of security forces in Afghanistan (Resolute Support Mission).
Belgium hosts the political headquarter of NATO in Brussels.