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Radulovic – Palmer: USA committed to foreign policy aspirations of Montenegro, credible ally and traditional friend

Radulovic – Palmer: USA committed to foreign policy aspirations of Montenegro, credible ally and traditional friend
Published date: 14.12.2020 20:00 | Author: MVP

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Montenegro and the United States of America cherish bilateral relations characterized by high level of political dialogue, along with constructive cooperation on all levels, enhanced through strategic partnership within NATO alliance, as has been appraised today on the meeting of Minister Đorđe Radulović with Deputy Assistant of State Secretary of USA for European and Euro-Asian Affairs Matthew Palmer, held in online format.

Head of Montenegrin diplomacy informed interlocutor about our primary foreign policy directions, committed to European Integration, NATO membership and development of good neighboring relations. On that line, Minister Radulovic reminded on importance of bilateral cooperation, while particularly emphasizing American support in terms of Montenegrin NATO membership, along with overall democratization of our society.

Radulovic emphasized that European Integration remains on the top of our priority agenda, while we are very thankful for support that we receive from USA, and that he expects that such trend will be continued in the future. He stressed that primary activities in order to accelerate and dynamize negotiation process with EU, will be focused on Chapters 23 and 24. 

“Good neighborhood policy stays as one of our high priorities, thus we plan to implement so-known “zero-doctrine”, that includes development of relations based on understanding, dialogue and removing all potential frictions” stated Head of Montenegrin diplomacy.

Deputy Palmer congratulated Minister Radulovic on his appointment, expressing the belief in successful term of office. As he stated, USA traditionally remains committed to the partnership and friendship with Montenegro. He accented that Montenegro, as credible ally in NATO alliance and successful candidate for EU membership, will always have US support in all the fields of importance for its foreign policy path. Palmer particularly appraised development of good neighboring relations, while reminding that Western Balkan is very significant for USA, and encouraging his interlocutor that Montenegro should continue to be a promoter of stability throughout open and intensive communication with neighbors. 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs