“The President of the Parliament of Montenegro, Ivan Brajović, had meetings with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), congressmen Michael Turner (R-OH), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-NH) on the first day of his visit to the United States of America, where he is for the 66th National Prayer Breakfast. The delegation of the Parliament of Montenegro also includes Vice President of the Assembly Branimir Gvozdenović, Chairman of the Friendship Group with the US Congress.

President Brajovic briefed his counterparts on current political developments in Montenegro and the Western Balkans region, particularly expressing gratitude for the support and assistance that the US Congress continually provided to our country in achieving a key foreign policy goal – NATO membership. The President of the Assembly emphasized the importance of further intensifying bilateral relations and strengthening the strategic partnership between the two friendly countries in all areas of cooperation, emphasizing the importance of parliamentary cooperation to further strengthen bilateral ties. During the talks, the country’s commitment to further reforms and the importance of the sooner membership in the European Union was emphasized once again.” (translated from the Parliament of Montenegro)