ZAGREB, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Croatia supported Montenegro on its path of accession to EU and NATO, Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Wednesday.
"It was in line with both Europe's geo-strategic and security interest," Stier said after meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Srdjan Darmanovic.
Stier said he was optimistic that the process "would be completed soon". The Croatian parliament ratified the protocol on Montenegro's NATO accession in November 2016.
Darmanovic said that joining both NATO and the EU were the foundation stones of Montenegro's foreign policy, adding that he was confidence that the country would become the 29th member at the next NATO summit in May.
On Wednesday, Darmanovic also met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Parliament Speaker Bozo Petov separately, discussing bilateral relations and cooperation in infrastructure projects and tourism, Croatian News Agency HINA reported.