Testing Dates for FLEX Scholarships Coming Up

Great opportunity for high school students who would like to spend a school year on exchange in the United States. Get ready for the testing dates for the Future Leaders Exchange program (FLEX) this year: Berane (Friday, October 19)  – Red Cross Building; Sv. Save St. Podgorica (Saturday, October 20) – Gimnazija “Slobodan Skerovic” Come between ...
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Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo participated in today’s kickoff meeting for the U.S. funded project “Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo”.    This project builds on regional and national mechanisms to promote collaboration and identification of individuals who may be victims of trafficking in ...
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Reception for Young Entrepreneurs

We hosted young Montenegrin entrepreneurs tonight for a special event focused on supporting this important community. It goes without saying that entrepreneurs are the foundation and driving force of any economy – both in the United States and here in Montenegro.  Entrepreneurs have the flexibility to identify new opportunities and find a niche that meets ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports School Mural Project to Promote Inclusion, Tolerance, and Collaboraiton

Elementary School “Bozidar Vukovic Podgoricanin” hosted a celebratory event on September 21 to mark the completion of the community mural project “Painting the Way to Tolerance and Inclusion.”  The project was funded by the Department of State and supported by U.S. Embassy Podgorica.   At the event, school principal Ljubinka Nedic and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler ...
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Conference on International Legal Assistance and Modern Investigative Trends

On September 10, 2018, the U.S. Embassy organized a conference on international legal assistance and modern investigative trends.  The conference focused on the need for countries to partner together in the fight against organized crime, which recognizes neither boundaries nor borders. Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson detailed how the United States is supporting Montenegro’s efforts ...
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U.S. Government-Supported Access English Language Program Successfully Completes in Podgorica

U.S. Embassy Charge D’ Affaires Gordon Duguid, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially closed a two-year Access Microscholarship Program in Podgorica, Montenegro, on August 29. The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English-language learning program for talented students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Twenty-five 14-16 years ...
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Photo Contest for Summer Work Travel: Montenegrin Summer in the States

U.S. Embassy Podgorica has launched a photo contest on Facebook and Instagram called “Montenegrin Summer in the States.”  Through the contest, we invite Summer Work Travel participants to send photos of their SWT experiences in the United States.  The contest started on August 1, 2018, and the submission deadline is 12 p.m. on September 10.  The contest is ...
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DCM Judy Kuo at Alfa Center Regional NATO Conference

DCM Judy Kuo delivered remarks at a July 19 conference on NATO membership called “All for One, One for All.”  Montenegro joined NATO on June 5, 2017, and Montenegro is contributing on many levels to the alliance throughout the world.  The NGO Alfa Center organized today’s conference. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = ...
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Video Interview: Governor of Maine Paul LePage Visiting Montenegro

Governor LePage, thank you for spending time with us on your first trip to Montenegro. I understand Montenegro and Maine share many similarities. Can you tell us about your state? Yeah, our state is, it’s quite a bit larger than Montenegro, but it’s got a very small population – only about a million people. The ...
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4th of July Celebration 2018

Thank you to all of our friends and partners for attending our celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The theme for this year’s event was Viva Las Vegas! We owe special thanks to the student choir from Musical School Vasa Pavic for performing Montenegro’s national anthem.  In addition, the Embassy thanks ...
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Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro

On June 15, 2018, Charge Kuo delivered opening remarks at the a graduation ceremony for students of the USG co-funded project “Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro,” stressing the importance of achieving professional standards for the Montenegro public finance administration, an integral part of public administration reform. The U.S. Embassy, though the U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica Continues to Support Montenegrin Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Podgorica hosted an entrepreneurship expert Dr. Sharon Freeman the week of June 4 as a part of its continuing efforts to support Montenegrin entrepreneurs.     Dr. Freeman is an entrepreneur and business owner.  She established her first company in Hong Kong and subsequently established and operated another five companies there.  Her consulting ...
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Conference Regarding Investigations Into Conflicts Of Interest

On June 11 and 12, 2018, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the International Anti-Corruption Academy organized a conference regarding investigations into conflicts of interest.    Chargé Judy Kuo delivered opening remarks, stressing the important work of Montenegro and its partners in strengthening the rule of law.  
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National Police and U.S. Embassy Security Forces Conducted Joint Exercise

On Saturday June 9, National Police and U.S. Embassy security forces conducted a joint exercise on the Embassy’s compound to strengthen interoperability between allies and support the development of Montenegro’s domestic security capabilities.  The exercise, dubbed Gvozdeni Orao or Iron Eagle, was the first ever of its kind in Montenegro.  Special police operators from PJP ...
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Embassy Hosted Iftar Dinner

On June 6, the U.S. Mission to Montenegro hosted an Iftar dinner for more than 80 people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to mark the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic Centre in Bar. Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo invited all citizens of Montenegro to show compassion and goodwill in everyday life to one another.  This is the 14th Iftar ...
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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica Continues to Support Montenegrin Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Podgorica is hosting entrepreneurship expert Dr. Sharon Freeman the week of June 4. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Are you interested in learning from the best experts about #startingAbusiness, #ideaGeneration, identifying a #targetMarket, ...
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Largest Joint Cross Border Crime Operations in the Balkans Region

U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program, with its regional Border and Migration and Customs Agencies held one of the largest joint cross border crime operations in the Balkans region. The Exercise was a byproduct of the Southern Border Initiative (SBI) consisting of senior Border Police and Custom representatives from Albania, Montenegro, ...
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The Spirit of the Game and Fair-play Shared with the Montenegrin Youth

The international sports organization 10 Million Discs organized an ultimate    at Elementary School Sutjeska in Podgorica on June 2.  The event, which gathered students from different parts of Montenegro, is a culmination of a project supported by the U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro’s Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Sports. The goal of the program ...
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Montenegro Joins A-5 Members for Training in Maryland

Montenegro, along with other members of the Adriatic Charter and Estonia, recently participated in the Vigilant Guard 2018 training organized by The Maryland National Guard. Designed as a response to a hypothetical catastrophic hurricane in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Vigilant Guard was an exercise that allowed Maryland authorities to collaborate with federal ...
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Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2018

The United States Embassy in Podgorica / Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Here is the call for applications.  Grants are awarded to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media, and to U.S. alumni.  Preference will be given to ...
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The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus is coming to Montenegro!

The U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus is an 18-piece show band consisting of a rhythm section, horns, and vocals stationed in Sembach, Germany.  They bring a high energy, family friendly show to audiences throughout Europe.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, and music from artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, and ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program– Call for Applications

The Foreign Student Program, a non-degree research program, brings more than 1,800 foreign students from 144 countries to U.S. universities each year.  Foreign students apply for Fulbright grants through the U.S. Embassy in their home countries.  Fulbrighters are chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe each other’s’ political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ...
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Inspection and Detection Equipment Training at the Border Crossing Point Debeli Brijeg

The U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program, in cooperation with Montenegrin Police Academy, organized an Inspection/Detection Equipment Training at the Border Crossing Point Debeli Brijeg on the border with Croatia. This is the first training delivered by an Instructor from the Police Academy at the border control point. A total of ...
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Pre-solicitation Notice: US Embassy compound Perimeter Fence and Gates painting  

Pre-solicitation Notice Date posted:               March 26, 2018 Subject:                       US Embassy compound Perimeter Fence and Gates painting Requisition Number:   PR7112499 Solicitation Number:   N/A   Short project description: The contractor shall provide all labor, equipment and materials for painting of the metal construction on perimeter fence and gates, including the parking fence and gate. ...
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Pre-solicitation Notice: Provision of accounting and actuarial survey services

Pre-solicitation Notice Date posted:               March 26, 2018 Subject:                       Provision of accounting and actuarial survey services Requisition Number:   PR7207200 Solicitation Number:   N/A Short project description: The Contractor shall provide accounting services for locally employed US Government staff and actuarial survey services. Please note this solicitation is not ready to be issued as of ...
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Pre-solicitation Notice: Travel services for official travels of US Government employees

Pre-solicitation Notice Date posted:               March 26, 2018 Subject:                       Travel services for official travels of US Government employees Requisition Number:   PR7214184 Solicitation Number:   N/A Short project description:   The Contractor shall provide corporate travel services for official domestic and international travel of Government employees and their dependents.  Domestic and international travel includes travel ...
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EducationUSA and US Embassy Podgorica Host U.S. College Fair

EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, hosts a U.S. College Fair as part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour on Monday, April 16, 2018, 17h-20h, at Hotel Hilton, Podgorica. The fair will be open to both high school students interested in undergraduate studies ...
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Pre‐solicitation Notice – cancelled

Notice of Solicitation Cancellation _Employee parking lot enlargement 19MJ1918Q0004 Date posted: February 23, 2018 Subject: Employee parking lot enlargement Requisition Number: PR7013064 Solicitation Number: N/A Short project description: The contractor shall provide all labor, equipment and tools for construction of five parking places within the existing parking lot. Additional parking places should be in same dimensions as the existing. The contractor is responsible for all ...
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Statement for Media

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica is collaborating closely with Montenegrin law enforcement authorities regarding the attack on our Embassy compound shortly after midnight on Thursday, February 22.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica has no indication this morning’s attack is part of an ongoing threat, although the investigation continues into the motives of the alleged assailant.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presented Food Donation to Red Cross for Social Welfare Users

On Monday, February 12, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Uyehara delivered a donation consisting of food and hygienic items to the Red Cross for recipients of social welfare from the Secretariat for Work, Youth, and Social Welfare of the Municipality of Podgorica.  The Ambassador presented the donation to the Red Cross at the People’s Kitchen ...
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Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations

On January 29-30, 2018, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations.”   Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of cooperation between all authorities in the fight against corruption.  This conference served as a platform to discuss relevant cases among prosecutors of the region, as well ...
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Summer Work Travel Call for Application Is Open

The Summer Work Travel program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during summer vacation from college or university.  Through this popular program, participants learn firsthand about American culture and life in the United States. Below is a list of the agencies authorized to operate in Montenegro to ...
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Donation of IT Equipment to Agency for Prevention of Corruption

On January 24, 2018, Ambassador Uyehara met with the  to hold a ceremony marking the donation of IT equipment and software. This donation – worth more than $40,000 – will assist the Agency in more efficiently and effectively investigating asset declaration forms of Montenegrin public officials. Ambassador Uyehara also stressed the importance of open, fair, ...
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United States Supports International English Language Teacher Training Program

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the Regional English Language Officer Jen MacArthur and English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM) President Dragana Radoman officially launched international English language teacher training program “Cross-Border Classroom Connections” on January 10 in Budva.   The program covers 40 hours of training for approximately 75 current English language ...
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Balkan Media Assistance Program – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for KEY PARTNERS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for KEY PARTNERS “Balkan Media Assistance Program” (BMAP) Bosnia and Herzegovina-Kosovo-Macedonia-Montenegro-Serbia   Deadline: January 12, 2018 Open to: Media outlets from BiH, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia Description The “Balkan Media Assistance Program” (BMAP) project is funded by USAID and implemented by Internews. Through the project, Internews will help media outlets from Bosnia and ...
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Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On November 20, 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism.” H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of commitment in the fight against all forms of terrorism. ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program

The U.S Embassy is accepting project abstracts for the 2018 AFCP Large Grants Program until December 31, 2017. If, following the technical review, rating, and ranking of abstracts are invited to advance to Round 2, the Applicants shall submit full project proposals. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate ...
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Veterans Day Observed in Niksic

On November 7, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, COL Michael S. Tarquinto, and Operations Coordinator, MSG Matthew O’Keefe, observed Veterans Day by laying wreaths in the Nikšić cemetery at the gravesites of six Montenegrins who served in the United States Armed Forces.  In his remarks, COL Tarquinto honored the brave service of the veterans, ...
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US Embassy Podgorica Donated Inspection And Detection Equipment To Montenegrin Border Police

On November 7, 2017 the EXBS Program (Export Control and Related Border Security Program), US Embassy Podgorica, donated inspection and detection equipment to the Montenegrin Border Police.    This specialized equipment consisted of a  portable X-Ray inspection system, two thermal imager cameras, six video scopes, two all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trailers and ATV protection gear, rider ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Visited Montenegro

On November 2-4, James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro to meet with police and government officials to discuss INL rule of law and law enforcement programs. His itinerary included meetings at the Podgorica High Court, the Center for Training the Judiciary ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Discusses Tolerance and Countering Radicalism with Youth in the North

On the second day of her October 26-27 visit to northern Montenegro, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the closing event of an U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission-funded project about preventing youth radicalization in three northern municipalities implemented by ForumMNE.             #USpartnerMNE Today we are in #Berane , discussing tolerance & cooperation with youth from ...
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Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, INL Rule of Law Program, in Cooperation with the Supreme State Prosecution Office organized a Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution. The aim of this workshop is to discuss best practices and possibilities to further enhance the increasing transparency of State Prosecution.  U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann ...
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Access Microscholarship Program Launch in Rozaje

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially launched the Access Microscholarship Program in Rozaje on October 26. Following programs in Niksic and Podgorica, this is the third program of this kind launched in Montenegro. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if ...
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Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara hosted a Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment at her residence, together with Australian Ambassador Julia Feeney. The show featured the works of Open Centre Bona Fide from Pljevlja and NGO Niti from Bijelo Polje. Amb. Uyehara opens doors of her residence 2 a fashion show 4 #women 's empowerment together with Australian ...
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Vice President Pence in Europe: Montenegro

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence landed in Montenegro on Tuesday, August 2 and were greeted by Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and his wife, Nata. The two leaders met and the Vice President thanked the Prime Minister for Montenegro’s leadership in promoting regional stability. Following their meeting, Vice President Pence also spoke at ...
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Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to Podgorica, Montenegro

Second Lady Karen Pence started the day with the Vice President and participated in a meet-and-greet with U.S. embassy employees and their families. Then, the Second Lady and Vice President took photos with the United State Marines Detachment Unit. The Second Lady continued her day to the Martinovic Honey Farm in Dubovik Village. There, Mrs. Pence joined ...
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Second Lady Karen Pence to Visit Montenegro

WASHINGTON, DC – Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Tallinn, Estonia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Podgorica, Montenegro July 29-August 2, 2017. In Podgorica, Montenegro, Mrs. Pence will tour a honey farm where she will learn about a local family’s beekeeping business. Following the visit, Mrs. Pence will participate in a cultural tour of Lake Skadar, ...
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Adriatic Charter Summit- Media Guidance

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY NOT FOR REPORTING, BROADCAST OR OTHER DISTRIBUTION Adriatic Charter Summit August 2, 2017 – Podgorica, Montenegro  Media Advisory #1 Media Credential Application Deadline: Thursday, July 27, at 2:00 PM CEST Background: Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia will co-host the Adriatic Charter Summit on August 2, 2017, in Podgorica, Montenegro.  In addition to the Vice ...
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Access Program Summer Camp Finished

English language summer camps rock, especially when they are part of the Access Program. As a perfect way to wrap up this year’s Access summer camp, we made some s’mores together with our Access students at Ivanova korita. It was an opportunity for students to chat in English with Public Affairs Officer Mark Weinberg and ...
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Open Call: Strengthening Civil Society in Montenegro

The United States Embassy in Montenegro, acting through the Public Affairs Office, is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, pending availability of funds for the Strengthening Civil Society in Montenegro Program . U.S. Embassy Podgorica/Public Affairs Office anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement in the amount of up to $200,000 under this funding opportunity to a selected organization. The ...
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4th of July Celebration 2017

Yesterday we celebrated our Independence Day a little early. Thank you to all of our friends and partners for coming to the reception organized in honor of the 4th of July. This year celebration’s theme was bringing Hawaiian flair to Montenegro. Petra Radulovic, a talented young musician from Kotor, performed the Montenegrin National Anthem. The ...
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Training Deployment for Montenegrin Officials Focused On International Financial Investigations

The U.S. Embassy INL Rule of Law Program organized a Training Deployment for Montenegrin officials with a focus on international financial investigations. While in Miami, Florida, representatives from the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Special Police Team and State’s Administration for Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing met with a series of officials from ...
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Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo Open Joint Police Cooperation Center

On 30 May, Ambassador Margaret Uyehara took part in the opening ceremony of the Trilateral Police Cooperation Center (PCC) in Plav. At the opening of the joint PCC, Ambassador Uyehara praised the commitment of the police from the three states to cooperate in “achieving safe and effective border control techniques and fostering cross border information ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at “Message from Saturn” Musical Premiere

On April 8, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the premiere of the musical “Message from Saturn” at KIC Budo Tomovic in Podgorica. The musical is part of an Embassy-funded project to commemorate 2017 Jazz Appreciation Month in Montenegro. The CSO Jazz Art, the Art School for Music and Ballet “Vasa Pavic,” KIC Budo Tomovic, and a U.S. ...
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2017 U.S. College Fair Gathers 400 Visitors

EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, hosted a U.S. College Fair as part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour on April 7,2 017. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the event and encouraged Montenegrin students to find out about various opportunities and benefits of ...
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