Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, 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, issued the following statement after Montenegro’s accession to NATO passed a key Senate hurdle:

“The Senate should promptly ratify Montenegro’s accession to NATO. Granting final approval will not only demonstrate that NATO’s open door policy is a reality, but will also advance U.S. interests by strengthening the alliance, stabilizing the Balkan region, and maintaining international security.”

Two weeks ago, Congressman Turner disapproved of Senator Rand Paul’s refusal to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.

At the beginning of March, Congressman Turner sent President Trump a letter urging him to support Montenegro’s accession to NATO.