As Slovenian President Borut Pahor has stated, ratification of the Accession Protocol in Slovenian Parliament is an indication of support, trust and friendship between the two nations.
Pahor has outlined that the Protocol ought to be approved at the earliest opportunity, in the interest of both Montenegro and NATO. "I think it would be good for everyone if the Protocol is ratified by the end of this year, so that Montenegro can become a full member of NATO”, Pahor said. That would imply that in spite of the considerable number of issues, NATO extension is moving forward. The Slovenian President has also made a reference regarding membership’s influence on Montenegrin political scene. "The fact that internal questions are being handled in a democratic, rational way, means that you can handle political crisis in a good way. I think this is the sign that things in Montenegro are moving forward for the better”, Pahor pointed, adding that he is very pleased as a friend of Montenegro.