The key to regional stability and long-term peace in the Western Balkans is in Euro-Atlantic integration, and the accession of the region’s countries to the Alliance is the best guarantee of peace and stability in that part of Europe, according to Turkish National Defense Minister Nuretin Canikli.

Cincikli, who is on an official visit to Montenegro, spoke with Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic today.

From the relevant ministry it was stated that Canikli stated the results Montenegro had achieved in defense system reform and added that it proved itself as a credible partner of the international community. 

‘The key to regional stability and long-term peace in the countries of the Western Balkans lies in Euro-Atlantic integration, and the accession of the countries of the Alliance region is the best guarantee of peace and stability in that part of Europe,’ Canikli said.” (translated from Vijesti)