Montenegro co-sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2178, which was adopted by consensus at an extraordinary UN Session, conducted in September 2014 and chaired by US President Barack Obama. In support of UNSCR 2178, the Montenegrin Parliament amended the Penal Code of Montenegro where it stipulated “taking part in foreign armed formations” as a criminal offence. This effectively forbids Montenegrin citizens taking part in any activity pertaining to intent to leave the country to participate in foreign battlefields or be a member of foreign armed groups.
In its role as a Coalition partner, Montenegro has supported the Iraqi Security Forces through donating ammunition and other forms of military ordnance to be used in the fight against Daesh. The total cost of this donation amounted to €186,262. Relevant Montenegrin institutions are currently considering further donations.
Stemming the flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters
Fighters Working Group, co-chaired by Turkey and The Netherlands. Accordingly, Montenegro has stepped up activities of its institutions, especially its diplomatic and security apparatus, to bolster information-exchange and co-ordination, both at the national level and with Montenegro’s international partners through the Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group and the Coalition.