The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP

Media Release

FA096 - 1 September 2006

Australia Establishes Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of Montenegro

Australia will establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Montenegro from today.

This follows Australia's recognition of Montenegro on 27 June 2006.  The establishment of diplomatic relations will provide opportunities to enhance cooperation between our two countries.

I congratulate Montenegro on its recent admission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and to the United Nations.  Montenegro's commitment to becoming an effective member of the international community is to be welcomed, and I look forward to Montenegro's participation on global efforts on international security issues and other matters.

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