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  • 8 June 2017

    The event to mark the accession of Montenegro to the Alliance took place at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 7 June 2017.

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    It was attended by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, President Filip Vujanović of Montenegro as well as representatives of Allies and Partner countries. The Montenegrin flag was simultaneously raised at the current NATO HQ, the new NATO HQ, Allied Command Operations (SHAPE) in Mons and Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.

    Montenegro formally became the 29th member of NATO on 5 June 2017 when it deposited its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. Allied foreign ministers signed Montenegro's Accession Protocol in May 2016, after which all 28 national parliaments ratified its membership. Montenegro’s accession is NATO's first enlargement since 2009, when Albania and Croatia joined the Alliance.