Congressman Mike Turner, former NATO Parliamentary Assembly President, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.

Congressman Turner released the following statement:

“President Trump said in his Joint Address Tuesday: ‘America is willing to find new friends and to forge new friendships where shared interests align.’ As such, I am asking the President to publicly support Montenegro’s accession to NATO. This will advance U.S interests by strengthening the Alliance, maintaining international security, and stabilizing the Balkan region.”

Congressman Turner’s letter, attached, includes the following excerpt:

Montenegro “has proved itself a worthy partner to the U.S. It completed essential reforms and contributed to NATO-led missions.”