“The Defense Minister, Mr. Predrag Boskovic, met today with the newly appointed Defense Attache of the United States, Lieutenant Colonel Craig Parry.
The meeting was also attended by the US Ambassador to Montenegro, HE. Margaret Uyehara, as well as the departing US Defense Attache, Colonel Michael Tarquinto .
Minister Bošković welcomed Lieutenant-Colonel Perry, with the assurances that the successful and high-quality cooperation between the Ministry of Defense and the United States of America in Montenegro will continue, and further improve during the professional engagement of Lieutenant Colonel Perry. Boskovic emphasized the importance of the strategic partnership of Montenegro and the US, for example the comprehensive defense cooperation of the two countries, which is of particular importance for the development of the defense capacities of the Montenegrin defense system. In this regard, the Minister determined that the training of Montenegrin cadets at US military academies, bilateral meetings at the highest level, exchange of expert experiences and knowledge as well as joint training for members of the Army of Montenegro were vital to cooperation. Also in this context, the support to the processes of modernization of the Army of Montenegro is especially emphasized.” (translated from the Ministry of Defense of Montenegro)