December 12, 2014
Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu gave remarks and presented certificates at the closing event for the “NATO and Youth Diversity Dialogue” project at the Info Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration in Podgorica on December 12. About sixty high school students of diverse ethnic and religious origin from both Bijelo Polje and Bar received the certificates on the successful completion of the project. The project was supported by the U.S. Embassy and implemented by New Horizon from Ulcinj and Spona from Berane, two small NGO’s focusing their activities on youth and their inclusion in the Euro-Atlantic integration process.
At the occasion, DCM Aliu underlined: “The U.S. Embassy supports the programs which contribute to an open and transparent debate about Montenegro’s accession to the Euro-Atlantic community. We believe it is of the crucial importance that the citizens understand all of the aspects of Montenegro’s NATO membership. That is why it is so important that they have objective and impartial information in order to be able to make the best possible decision about the Montenegrin future. We also support youth activism, because we believe that youth participation in social processes is crucial. Therefore, I would like to commend these young people, their dedication and interest to participate in this project and find out more about this topic through an informed debate and joint work.”