Montenegro took over a one-year presidency of A5
Minister of foreign affairs of Montenegro Srdjan Darmanovic took part in today’s ministerial meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5) in Skopje, which was also the final activity within the Macedonian presidency of the charter. Montenegro is to take over the presidency as of January 2018.
Darmanovic congratulated Macedonia on the successful chairing the charter and emphasised that it was of particular importance to Montenegro, bearing in mind that during that term the country join NATO.
“He assessed a long-term stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans are in the interest of all members and observers of A5 and that European and Euro-Atlantic integration as well as strengthening regional cooperation are the best guarantors for achieving this goal,” the ministry said.
Darmanovic also said that the US-Adriatic Charter was one of the most important regional mechanisms for cooperation in the field of security and integration, and that this was demonstrated during the entire Macedonian presidency.
He reminded participant that Summit A5 held in August in Podgorica, when US Vice President Mike Pence and Heads of State and Government of the countries of the region strongly supported and confirmed their commitment to integration processes in the Western Balkans.