Milatović with Carpenter: to raise the relations between Montenegro and the USA to the level of a strategic partnership

The President of Montenegro met in Washington with the special adviser of the US President Joe Biden

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Milatović and Carpenter, Photo: Office for Public Relations of the President of Montenegro
Milatović and Carpenter, Photo: Office for Public Relations of the President of Montenegro
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The establishment of a strategic partnership between Montenegro and the United States of America would represent an important signal of support in strengthening democratic processes, economic stability and regional security, said the President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović.

In Washington, he met with the special adviser of US President Joe Biden - Michael Carpenter.

"At the meeting, it was noted that Montenegro has made significant strides in democratic development, and that improving relations with the United States of America is a strategic priority," the press release of the Office for Public Relations of the President of Montenegro states.

Milatović, as they stated, said that Montenegro is the only NATO member in the Western Balkans that does not have a strategic partnership agreement with the USA.

Jakov Milatović and Carpenter
photo: Office for Public Relations of the President of Montenegro

Milatović and Carpenter agreed that the relations between the two countries should be raised to the level of a strategic partnership, "especially bearing in mind that cooperation has been strengthened through the NATO alliance, but also that the improvement of cooperation through strategic partnership would contribute to the further acceleration of reform processes, and therefore to a higher quality and rapid integration into the EU."

Milatović pointed out that the strategic partnership should be built on several bases, "through the improvement of military cooperation, economic dialogue, cooperation in the areas of critical infrastructure, as well as in the part of cultural and scientific exchange."

Jakov Milatović and Carpenter
photo: Office for Public Relations of the President of Montenegro

Carpenter, as, as they said, a connoisseur of the situation in our region, reiterated the focus of American foreign policy on the Western Balkans region, as an area of ​​strategic importance for the USA.

He pointed out the importance of continuing to implement quality reforms, so that the country could join the European Union as soon as possible.

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