Montenegro Current Affairs

US Senate votes to approve Montenegro as NATO’s 29th member

US Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve Montenegro as 29th member of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) by 97-2 vote.

So far, 25 other NATO members have ratified Montenegro’s accession, a country of 620,000 people seen as a geostrategic ally. The Spain and Netherlands have yet to do so.

About North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

  • The NATO is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty signed in April 1949. It consists of 28 independent member countries across North America and Europe.
  • It is based on a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
  • NATO’s headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium. Its headquarters of Allied Command Operations is near Mons.
  • The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70% of the global defence spending.

Tags: