Iceland signs Montenegro NATO membership

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir signing the protocol.

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir signing the protocol. Photo: Icelandic Foreign Ministry

NATO Foreign Ministers – including Iceland’s Lilja Alfreðsdóttir – signed yesterday an ‘accession protocol’ paving the way for Montenegro to become the latest member of the alliance.

“This is a major and welcome moment,” says Alfreðsdóttir. “Iceland was the first country in the world to recognise the independence of Montenegro in 2006 and today’s signing is a landmark not just for Montenegro, but also for NATO and our common security in Europe.”

Montenegro will officially become the 29th member of NATO once their membership has been ratified by all current Member States. The wheels for parliamentary ratification in Iceland have already been set in motion.

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