01 December 2018 - The Information on the accession of the Montenegrin Ministry of Defense to the framework Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of Germany and combat forces of Sweden, with reference to the “Resolute Support” mission, announced by the Government of Montenegro, says that costs of the Army of Montenegro and its soldiers in this mission will amount to 2.000.000 EUR on annually. The costs will include contribution fees, accommodation, and travel costs, moving of forces, as well as other expenditures arising from the engagement of members of the Army of Montenegro into the mission in Afghanistan.
The document also says the Army of Montenegro have continued with the engagement in Afghanistan, in accordance with the decision of the Parliament of Montenegro on sending the Montenegrin soldiers into the international “Resolute Support” mission in Afghanistan.
“After Montenegro joined NATO Alliance, its presence in the international missions has increased, so the Parliament of Montenegro decided on sending the Montenegrin soldiers into the “Resolute Support” mission in Afghanistan on 5 July 2018. The Decision approved sending of 40 soldiers into the Mission,” the government's decision states.
During this summer, Montenegro marked one year anniversary of membership in NATO, when it was noted that Montenegro's accession benefits the state, stability of the Western Balkans and international peace and security as well. Also, by joining NATO, Montenegro gained long-lasting stability, as well as favorable conditions that benefit future economic prosperity. Read more information about one year anniversary of membership in NATO here.
Recently, NATO stated that Montenegro is ready to face challenges on its own.