Montenegro and Hungary see defence issues of the region and the world similarly, Defence Minister Tibor Benkő said on Tuesday after meeting his Montenegrin counterpart to discuss cooperation in training and joint operations. The parties discussed cooperation in training, preparation, education and joint operations, Benkő told a press conference after the meeting. The ministers agreed that states in the Western Balkans should acceede to NATO as soon as possible to ensure the stability of the region, Benkő said. Hungary has also backed Montenegro’s NATO membership and is promoting its accession to the EU, he said.
Predrag Bošković, the Montenegrin defence minister, said that they had also discussed the issue of illegal migration. Hungary is setting an example in that field, he said.