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Development of relations between Montenegro and NATO – key dates

• 29 November 2006 - NATO Riga Summit - Montenegro invited into membership of Partnership for Peace.
• 3 December 2006 - Montenegro obtained an observer status in the Adriatic Charter, which was signed between Albania, Croatia, Macedonia and USA based on an initiative from the NATO Summit in Prague.
• 14 December 2006 - Framework document of Partnership for Peace signed.
• 28 Decembar 2006 - Council for the Partnership for Peace formed. The Prime Minister chairs the Council, and the Co-Chairmen are the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence. Inter-ministerial Comission for activities of Montenegro in the Partnership for Peace was also formed.
• 5 April 2007 - The Government adopted the Presentation document of Montenegro.
• 25 April 2007 - Security Information Agreement signed between Montenegro and NATO. Presentation document presented in Brussels.
• 14 June 2007 - The Government adopted the Defence Strategy.
• 27 July 2007 - The Parliament adopted Laws on Defence and the Army.
• September 2007 - Montenegro submitted the questionnaire on the Planning and Review Process (PARP)
• October 2007 - With the expert assistance of NATO Montenegro finished the development of IPP (Individual Partnership Programme).
• 11 October 2007 - The Government adopted the Communication Strategy on Euro-Atlantic Integration of Montenegro.
• December 2007 - Harmonization of PARP and IPP.
• December 2007 - The Government adopted the Information on Accession of Montenegro to Individual Partnership Action Plan NATO - IPAP.
• January 2008 - IPP of Montenegro was without objections accepted by 26 member states of NATO.
• 11 January 2008 - Montenegro officially expressed interest for beginning the process of development of Individual Partnership Action Plan - IPAP and began the process of Intensified Dialog - ID with NATO.
• 4 February 2008 - NATO approved the beginning of IPAP process for Montenegro.
• February 2008 - The Parliament of Montenegro adopted the Law on Classified Information, which was very important for obtaining the certificate in order for Montenegro to have access to NATO information with a certain degree of protection.
• 11 March 2008 - Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence of Montenegro presented the Presentation document IPAP at the meeting of the NATO High Political Committee at the level of Deputy Heads of Missions.
• 31 March 2008 - PARP document was presented in Brussels, where 32 partner objectives of Montenegro were adopted.
• 3 April 2008 - At the NATO summit in Bucharest, Montenegro was officially invited to begin the process of Intensified Dialogue with NATO.
• April 2008 - The Government adopted the Regulation on the establishment of the Directorate for Protection of Classified Information and appointed the Director. The Directorate will be located in the Ministry of Defence.
• 28 - 31 May 2008 - Montenegro hosted the meeting of the Atlantic Policy Advisory Group of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.
• 12 June 2008 - The Council for PfP adopted the Initial discussion document of Montenegro for the Intensified Dialogue.
• 19 June 2008 - The Government of Montenegro adopted the Individual Partnership Action Plan.
• 24 June 2008 - IPAP was officially presented to NATO in Brussels.
• 24 June 2008 - The plenary meeting for Intensified Dialogue of Montenegrin representatives with the representatives of NATO was held in the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
• 24 - 26 June 2008 - Montenegro hosted the seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Rose-Rot on the topic South-East Europe on the Road to European Integration.
• 3 July 2008 - The Government adopted the Information on Progress of Montenegro in the Partnership for Peace.
• December 10, 2008 – The Final meeting for the coordination of Individual Partnership Programme (IPP) held in Brussels
• December 18, 2008 – The Government adopted the Law on the Military and the Law on Defense, both in accordance with the Constitution
• December 18, 2008 – The Parliament adopted the Strategy of Defense
• December 18, 2008 – The Government adopted the Report on the Implementation of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP)
• January 20, 2009 – Meeting of the Intensified Dialogue (ID) on the Implementation of the Communication Strategy for Euro-Atlantic Integration
• January 27, 2009 – Meeting of the ID on the security and the protection of confidential information and the meeting on legal matters
• January 26-29, 2009 – Visit by an expert team of NATO for the purpose of evaluating realization of IPAP
• March 9, 2009 – Meeting of the North Atlantic Council and Montenegro. Delegation of Montenegro headed by the Prime Minister. The meeting resulted in positive assessment of the activities realized under the IPAP and the ID
• April 2009 – In the closing declaration of the recent NATO Summit in Strasbourg and Kehl, strong support was given to Montenegro and the message was communicated that the Allies will soon discuss Montenegro's request for the Membership Action Plan (MAP)
• May 8, 2009 – Delegation of Montenegro headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs Milan Roćen took part for the first time as a full-fledged member at the meeting of the MFAs of the Adriatic Charter in Tirana on May 8, 2009
• November 26-27, 2009 – Secretary-General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Montenegro and on that occasion met Montenegrin officials
• December 4, 2009 – At the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Alliance in Brussels Montenegro admitted to the MAP
• December 29, 2009 – The Parliament reached a decision on the involvement of the representatives of the Army of Montenegro in the ISAF Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the waters of Somalia (ATALANTA – within the EU mission). Montenegro sent to the ISAF mission, within the Hungarian contingent under regional command of Germany, 25 members of the Army of Montenegro infantry squad, 3 members of the medical team, 2 headquarters officers and 1 logistics officers
• March 1-5, 2010 – Expert team of NATO visited Podgorica and carried out the second annual evaluation of the realization of IPAP
• June 16, 2010 – Meeting of Montenegro and the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on the occasion of the termination of the biennial cycle of the Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP) held in Brussels. This meeting closed the implementation of IPAP with a positive assessment by NATO.
• June 2010 – The Government adopted the Strategic Defense Overview, key document in the defense sector, in accordance with the new package of Partnership Goals
• July 20, 2010 – Minister Roćen, as a representative of a contributor country to the ISAF mission, took part at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan in the International Conference on Afghanistan held in Kabul, Afghanistan
• September 16, 2010 – The Government adopted the first Annual National Programme (ANP) under the first cycle of MAP
• October 21-22, 2010 – The representatives of the South East Europe Security Cooperation Steering Group (SEEGROUP) were in a study visit to Montenegro, where they met the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense and visited the Regional Centre for Training of Helicopter Pilots in Golubovci.
• October 28, 2010 – The first ANP presented at the NAC meeting in Brussels, after which Montenegro commenced the first cycle of the implementation of MAP.
• 14 - 18 March 2011 - NATO expert team visited Montenegro to assess the activities of the implementation of commitments from the first ANP, during which representatives of relevant ministries and other state officials presented the track record of Montenegro within the MAP.
• 24th February 2011 Report on the Implementation of the first Annual National Programme (ANP) adopted.
• 13-15. April 2011. Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Milan Roćen participated at the informal meeting of the NAC with non-NATO contributors in Berlin.
• 12-13. May 2011. Six ambassadors of NATO members visited Podgorica (the ambassadors of Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Holland, Poland, Slovenia), within initiative aiming to introduce progress that Montenegro achieved in the process of Euro-Atlantic integration to NATO members.
• 27th June 2011. The meeting of the NAC + 1 was held in Brussels (the North Atlantic Council and Montenegro), at which the Report on the Implementation of the first Annual National Programme (ANP) of Montenegro within the MAP cycle was evaluated. The delegation was headed by Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration M. Roćen and Minister of Defense B. Vučinić.
• 29th June 2011. Within Montenegrin presidency of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5), Annual Ministerial meeting of the A5 was organized in Budva which was attended, apart from member states (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and the USA) and observer countries (Slovenia and Kosovo) by Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
• 29th September 2011. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Second Annual National Plan (ANP) within the MAP process. On October 18, 2011 Second Annual National Program (ANP) was presented in Brussels. The delegation of Montenegro headed by State Secretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ambassador Nebojša Kaluđerović. With the presentation of the ANP, the second cycle of the MAP process was officially launched.
• October 18, 2011. The Second Annual National Programme (ANP) introduced in Brussels within MAP process. State Secretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ambassador Nebojsa Kaludjerovic headed Delegation of Montenegro. The second cycle of Membership Action Plan (MAP) officially started by presentation of the document.
• March 01, 2012. The Government of Montenegro adopted the Report on Implementation of II Annual National Programme within MAP.
• March 21, 2012. Prime Minister Igor Lukšić made official visit to Brussels, and within dialog between NATO and partners he addressed North Atlantic Council and on that occasion, he informed allies about progress Montenegro made regarding Euro Atlantic integration and expectation of Chicago Summit.
• March 26-30, 2012. NATO expert team headed by Assistant Secretary General Dirk Brengelmann visited Montenegro on the occasion of evaluation of the Report on Implementation of II Annual National Programme within MAP.
• April 19, 2012. Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Milan Roćen attended the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of NATO memebers and partner states contributors to ISAF mission in Brussels. 
• May 20-21, 2012. Delegation of Montenegro, headed by Prime Minister I. Lukšić, participated at the NATO Summit in Chicago. At the Summit Montenegro in its capacity as contributor to ISAF, attended the meeting dedicated to Afghanistan , as well as meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Alliance members and aspirant states – 28+4 (MN, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Georgia).
• June 27, 2012 The meeting of the North Atlantic Council - NAC with Montenegro in which the second Report on Realisation of Measures from MAP (Membership Action Plan) was disscused was held in Brussels
• July 19, 2012. Deputy Secretary General of NATO Ambassador Alexander Vershbow visited Montenegro and on that occasion he met Montenegrin high officials.
• October 15 – 17, 2012 The 81st Rose Roth seminar on the topic “Consolidation of Stability in Western Balkans: realisation of promises in the process of Euro-Atlantic integration” organised by NATO Parliamentary Assembly and parliamentary forum of Cetinje.
• October 11, 2012. The Third Annual National Programme (ANP) adopted at the session of the Government. 
• October 30, 2012. III ANP was introduced at the meeting NAC+Montenegro at the NATO headquarters by which III MAP cycle for Montenegro started.
• November 5-6, 2012. Assistant Secretary General of NATO for public diplomacy Kolinda Grabar Kitarović visited Montenegro on the occasion of formal opening of NATO info centre in Podgorica.
• December 14, 2012. Vice President of the Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Mr. Igor Lukšić attended the meeting of Partner Commission of the Adriatic Charter (A5) held in Zagreb.
• Decembre 17, 2012. Vice President of the Government and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Mr. Igor Lukšić, during his first official visit to Brussels met NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen who emphasised that progress of each state would be valued on the basis of individual attainment. 
• January 2013. Montenegro assumed presiding over South East Erope Group (SEEGROUP).
• March 7, 2013. The Government of Montenegro adopted Report on Implementation of the Third Annual National Programme of Montenegro within MAP process; the Council for PfP was renamed Council for NATO membership; National Coordinator for NATO appointed.