The Albanian parliament on Thursday unanimously ratified a protocol on Montenegro's accession to NATO.
Albania thus became the fifth country to sign the document that officially recommends that Montenegro be admitted to NATO.
The protocol on Montenegro's accession to NATO has already been ratified by Iceland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Hungary.
The ratification ceremony was also attended by Montenegrin Parliament Speaker Darko Pajovic, whom the Montenegrin media quoted as saying that the ratification bore witness to the friendship between the two countries.
Since Albania will soon open talks on accession to the European Union, Pajovic said Montenegro was willing to share with its neighbour its experience from the negotiating process.
He recalled that Montenegro had so far opened 22 policy chapters in its EU entry talks, of which two had already been provisionally closed.