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Minister Darmanović meets with ambassadors of EU and NATO member states: Montenegro, in partnership with partners, needs to counter hybrid attacks

Minister Darmanović meets with ambassadors of EU and NATO member states: Montenegro, in partnership with partners, needs to counter hybrid attacks
Published date: 16.01.2020 15:21 | Author: PR Service

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Srđan Darmanović held a meeting today with ambassadors of EU and NATO member states and the Head of the EU Delegation in Podgorica.

On this occasion, Minister Darmanović briefed the representatives of the diplomatic corps on the events that followed the adoption of the Law on freedom of religion or belief and the legal status of religious communities.

In this context, the Montenegrin Foreign Minister emphasised the fact that many elements of hybrid warfare were recognised during the orchestrated campaign against Montenegro, and he recalled the events during the 2016 parliamentary elections.

Montenegro is aware of these hybrid threats and, as a NATO member, is obliged to counter them - Minister Darmanović said, calling for cooperation with the EU and NATO in order to strengthen resilience to the challenges posed by third parties. A high level of understanding among the allies and partners was noted for the current situation as well as for the Montenegrin foreign policy as a whole.

Speaking about the Law on freedom of religion or belief, Minister Darmanović recalled that the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe assessed the law as a step forward in modernising the legal framework for regulating the status of religious communities. He emphasised the fact that the highest international standards were applied in its drafting, which resulted in the adoption of a liberal law that guarantees the freedom of religion or belief for all citizens of Montenegro.

The Sebian Orthodox Church is the only actor who has opposed the adoption of this law, but there is a willingness of the Government to engage in dialogue - Minister Darmanović concluded.

Furthermore, he exchanged views with other EU and NATO ambassadors on other topics of importance.

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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