The Montenegrin Ministry of Defense Predrag Boskovic said that Montenegro will increase participation of its soldiers in the mission to Afghanistan and that they will have two officers in the KFOR mission in Kosovo.
Boskovic, who was on his official visit to the USA, stated that Montenegrin officers should join KFOR by the end of this year for the Voice of America.
He further explained that Montenegro, as a member of NATO, will direct one officer to KFOR headquarters in Pristina and the other one to the office for connections in Skoplje.
Regarding a question related to Serbia’s reaction about this decision from Podgorica, Boskovic said that “Montenegro is following its interests” and “understands the politics of military impartiality” which is directed by officials in Belgrade.
Montenegrin Minister of Defense has confirmed that the Council for defense and security decided to increase the number of soldiers in the NATO mission ISAF in Afghanistan from the present 18.
Boskovic has not defined how much the Montenegrin participation will increase in this mission, in which Montenegro has engaged 418 soldiers in total over eight years.
This Governmental decision needs to be confirmed by the Parliament in the coming months.
Boskovic has explained that the agreement also means that the two countries will exchange all security data following procedures.
He added that the agreement would provide access to new technologies in Montenegro, which will enable “a totally different comprehension of armed forces as well as new and modern equipment”.
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