“For” vote of 97 members of the upper house.
The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty on accession of Montenegro to NATO.
This is evidenced by the results of the vote.
For membership of Montenegro in NATO voted 97 senators, two were against and one did not vote.
Membership of Montenegro in NATO is already approved by the international Affairs Committee of the Senate.
Montenegro is expected in 2017 to become a NATO member. The authorities expect a decision on membership in the Alliance to take in a referendum, and to carry it through Parliament, elected after the elections in October 2016.
NATO on 19 may 2016 signed the Protocol on the accession of Montenegro to the Alliance, which provides it with observer status at the meetings. After its ratification by all 28 member States, Montenegro will become a full member of the Alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on February 14 announced that the Protocol on the accession of Montenegro to NATO ratified by 24 member States of the Alliance. The country’s accession to NATO is also supported by the US, but the decision about the timing of ratification by the U.S. Senate this Protocol will take to the Senate, said Stoltenberg.
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