Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke hosted a reception on September 9 to welcome newly arrived Public Affairs Officer Nicole Gallagher.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer, who was on a three-day visit to Montenegro, also attended the reception. As a sign of the U.S. enduring commitment to the Western Balkans, the State Department recently named Palmer Special Representative to the region. He will lead the United States’ efforts to strengthen engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the Western Balkans.
In her remarks, Ambassador Reinke reaffirmed our close partnership with Montenegro, highlighting that the Embassy will continue to work with Montenegrins to advance media freedom, strengthen the voice of civil society, and promote educational and cultural exchanges between our two countries.