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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Call With Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic

The Vice President spoke today with Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic.  The Vice President congratulated the Prime Minister on NATO’s membership invitation to Montenegro, and emphasized that Montenegro’s invitation demonstrates that NATO’s door remains open to those countries that undertake the reforms necessary to meet NATO’s requirements and contribute to the security of the Alliance.  The Vice President and Prime Minister agreed that Montenegro’s NATO membership will be a significant milestone in integrating the Balkans into Euro-Atlantic institutions and contribute to stability, security, and prosperity in the Balkans.  The Vice President expressed his confidence in Montenegro’s ability to continue to build public support and undertake the reforms necessary to complete the NATO accession process.