Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided the following readout:
Secretary Hagel met today with Montenegro's Minister of Defense Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic at the Pentagon.
Secretary Hagel praised Minister Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic for the significant progress Montenegro has made in modernizing and reforming its defense sector. He also encouraged continued efforts as Montenegro pursues membership in NATO.
Secretary Hagel also expressed gratitude for Montenegro's contributions to the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
The meeting also provided the opportunity to discuss Russia's intervention in Ukraine and impact on Southeast Europe.