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Turkey lauds Montenegro for EU membership progress

Turkish parliamentary foreign affairs chief meets Montenegrin counterpart in Ankara

Emin Avundukluoglu   | 12.06.2019
Turkey lauds Montenegro for EU membership progress

ANKARA

The head of the Turkish Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee praised Montenegro on Wednesday for its progress on EU membership.

"We hope Montenegro soon becomes an EU member," said Volkan Bozkir at a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Andrija Nikolic in the capital Ankara.

Bozkir said Turkey was also pleased for Montenegro on its steps towards NATO membership which began in 2017.

"We are happy to work within the NATO body as an alliance," he said.

Fielding the second largest army in NATO after the U.S., Turkey has been a member of the alliance since 1952.

Nikolic, for his part, said Turkish firms made the sixth in foreign direct investment in his country.

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