03302 © AP Photo / Virginia Mayo, Filethe Headquarters of NATO in Brussels. Archive photos on Friday, the Parliament of Montenegro at a ceremony held in the historical capital, Cetinje, voted by 46 votes (of 81) for joining the Alliance.
“Today’s historic decision in Cetinje Montenegro gets new numerous features, but first and foremost the conditions of its eternal existence,” — said Vujanovic on the national TV channel RTCG.
He explained that this is especially important given the fact that in may of 2006 (the country’s withdrawal from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro) Montenegro renewed its independence and geographical and geopolitical position of the country has its own specificity.
“If all this into account, then you must accept that through that security system of Montenegro is a guarantee of its existence, and I think that is the most valuable aspect of this decision,” — said Vujanovic.
Against the accession of Montenegro to the Alliance advocates a number of opposition parties, grouped around the Democratic front, which boycotted the session of Parliament held in Cetinje protest action with the requirement to pass the vote on NATO membership at a national referendum. Go to the different History of NATO enlargement