February 19, 2015
On Friday, February 20, at 11:00, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara will visit Bar to present certificates to 18 members of the Montenegrin Maritime Border Police who are participating in a Boarding Officer Course organized by the U.S. Coast Guard. The closing event will include a certification ceremony at Hotel Princess in Bar, followed by a demonstration exercise in the Port of Bar.
The training is a part of the Embassy’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program. In the last several years, the EXBS program has provided over $4 million in assistance with training and equipment to support Montenegro’s efforts to strengthen border security, export controls and non-proliferation efforts.
Journalists are invited to the closing ceremony, which will take place in the conference room at the Hotel Princess in Bar, Jovana Tomasevica 59. The event will include brief remarks by Ambassador Uyehara, USCG Team Leader William P. Flores, and a representative of Montenegrin Border Police. The graduation ceremony will be followed by a demonstration boarding exercise, during which the Maritime Border Police officers, together with the USCG instructors, will demonstrate their skills.
While in Bar, Ambassador Uyehara will also meet with Mayor Zoran Srzentic.