06 February 2019 - Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović participated in the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to defeat ISIS in Washington. The meeting, hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, focused on a review of the Coalition's further activities to stabilise the situation in Iraq and Syria.
During his presentation, Minister Darmanović praised the Coalition's efforts to free the territory of Iraq and Syria from the ISIS, stressing the importance of adjusting the future activities of the Coalition as response to new methods and techniques of ISIS warfare.
In this context, he emphasised the importance of continuing assistance in stabilising and reconstructing liberated areas and preventing the return of ISIS to liberated territories.
Minister Darmanović pointed out Montenegro's readiness, as a member of the Coalition and NATO member, to continue to contribute to the fight against ISIS and global terrorism, which was also shown in the Coalition's activities, as well as the support to the Trust Fund for Iraq and the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
The meeting in Washington agreed to future activities of the Global Coalition in order to completely neutralise the ISIS activities in Syria and Iraq.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović recently participated in the 25th OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting, which took place on 6-7th December in Milano, Italy.
Speaking about the role of the OSCE in strengthening security, Minister Darmanović said that the activities of the organisation and the full respect of the fundamental values of the OSCE are of paramount importance in resolving security challenges. "The current crises just confirm the relevance of the concept of comprehensive OSCE security and show the importance of the role that the OSCE has in providing a single platform for a constructive dialogue on the most important security issues," Darmanović said, pointing out the need for firm commitment to the OSCE's core values – respect for democracy, the rule of law, and human rights and freedoms.