Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Podgorica to be NATO Contact Point Embassy in Montenegro
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Podgorica served as a NATO Contact Point Embassy for Montenegro 2013-2014 from 1 January 2013 until 31 December 2014 for the second mandate. First mandate was done in period 2011-2012.
Since the early 1990s, NATO has developed a network of Contact Point Embassies (CPE) in order to support the Alliance’s partnership and public diplomacy activities in countries participating in the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), Partnership for Peace (PfP), Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI).
In every Partner country an embassy of one of the NATO member states serves as a contact point and operates as a channel for disseminating information about the role and policies of the Alliance.
CPEs work closely with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division (PDD) to provide information on the purpose and activities of the Alliance in the host country while also supporting the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division (PASP) with its management of EAPC, PfP, MD and ICI policy.
CPEs are not NATO’s diplomatic mission in the host country; however, they play an important role in distributing information about the Alliance.