Foreign and security policy and defence

Policy overview

The domain of foreign and security policy and defence includes key strategic orientations of Montenegro’s geostrategic and geopolitical position since restoration of its independence in 2006, including the cornerstones of its foreign policy – European Union accession, further integration into NATO, and reinforcing regional cooperation, in compliance with its security policy and defence principles pursued as a fully-fledged NATO ally as of 2017. Being a NATO ally increases Montenegro’s geostrategic significance and guides its long-standing foreign policy aspiration of accession to the European Union.

The policies under this domain aim at further strengthening of Montenegro’s international position through intensive diplomatic activity, particularly in reference to the European Union and NATO, given the complementarity and synergies between the EU common foreign and security policy that Montenegro aligns its foreign policy positions with, and further integration into NATO, through partaking to the collective security system, which is a key assumption for protecting Montenegro against the threats to its national security, but also for improving the security environment in the region and reinforcing its defence capabilities to face modern security challenges.

Sector-based strategies

Overview of current strategy papers


Sector-based strategies

Action Plan for implementing the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 – Women, Peace and Security in Montenegro 2019-2022

Strategic Defence Review for Montenegro 2018-2023

Foreign Affairs

Sector-based strategies

Strategy for Cooperation with the Diaspora 2020-2023

Sector-based programmes

Plan for Implementing the Recommendations from the 3rd round of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Montenegro

Expired documents

Strategy for Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction 2016-2020

Communication Strategy – Montenegro NATO Member 2018-2020