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Passed House without amendment (09/25/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Commends the people and government of the Republic of Montenegro for the free and responsible way in which the referendum on independence was conducted and acknowledges the broad participation of Montenegro's citizens in that important vote.

Congratulates the people of Montenegro on their decision to establish an independent and sovereign state and welcomes them to the community of nations.

Welcomes the U.S. decision to recognize the Republic of Montenegro's sovereignty and independence and urges the expeditious establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries.

Urges the people and government of Montenegro to continue to embrace the principles of democratic government and to take actions to encourage respect for human rights, for a free market economy, and for a democratic society.