As multiple Ministers gather with Israeli government officials and business leaders in Podgorica at the Gateway to the Balkans conference, the Palestinians issued a scathing rebuke.The statement praised Montenegro for “excellent relations with neighbors” and a “prime example of how to deal with diversity”. The statement goes on to chastise Podgorica for associating with Israel which it accuses of “violating international law and UN resolutions daily, executing war crimes and stealing natural resources.” (Translated from Vijesti)
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Final vote tally: 91 yays 2 nays
Foreign Relations Chairman, @SenatorRisch was the last to speak on the floor saying "I am confident North Macedonia is ready to fulfill its NATO obligations and benefit the alliance. It was ready in 2008 and is ready now."
The Senate has voted to ratify N. #Macedonia's #NATO accession, securing the necessary 67 votes with only two nay's so far.
Voting is still in session.
Most polled Serbians believe President @avucic will recognize #Kosovo. Yet just recently he said, “for me, Kosovo is a part of the Republic of Serbia”
Will his decision follow what he believes, or will it be more political in nature?
Breaking news: Croatia on the way to join the Schengen Area. @EU_Commission reports progress in meeting the necessary conditions for #Schengen accession. Learn more:
New US Ambassador to #Serbia Anthony Godfrey to Arrive in Country This Week.
The #US Senate Votes on N. #Macedonia #NATO Accession Today.
#BiH's PM @DrZvizdic Meets NSC's John Erath.
#Japan to Open Embassy in #Kosovo.