Prime Minister of Montenegro Dusko Markovic said in an interview with local television that Montenegro can ratify the Protocol on joining NATO before it is done by the member countries of the alliance.
“The Secretary General is working on ratification, as well as Montenegrin authorities”, Markovic said.
“Montenegro doesn’t have to wait, there are no rules concerning time… It’s important that the three remaining ratifications would happen as soon as possible”. Spain has started this process, Holland has a special procedure, and this is no longer a matter of our competence”.
Another country that has not ratified the Protocol on Accession to NATO is the United States. It was expected that this issue would be considered at the previous session of the Senate, but this did not happen again.
In May last year, Montenegro had signed the Protocol, which all the member countries of the bloc should ratify now.