NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance

NATO foreign ministers welcomed tiny Montenegro into their fold on Wednesday in the alliance’s first expansion since 2009, Reuters reports.

Jens Stoltenberg, the head of Nato, said it was a “historic decision,” according to BBC.

While Montenegro has now been invited to join NATO, it can take up to 18 months for a country to formally join. NATO diplomats say membership is likely to be cemented at the summit of alliance leaders next July in Warsaw.

 

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