Bipartizan Solutions is providing strategic communications counsel to Montenegro to further its bid to bolster relations with the US.

CEO Mitchell Barak, the American-Israeli pollster and PA pro, will advocate on behalf of Montenegro before the White House, Congress, State Dept and the media.

He will position Montenegro, which is a member of NATO, as the US bridge to the rest of the Balkans.

Barak also will highlight challenges that Montenegro faces from Russia and its fight against corruption and organized crime.

Bipartizan’s one-year contract went into effect Dec. 1 and is worth $35K a month.

Barak reports to Montenegro’s prime minister Dritan Abazovic and his senior advisor and ex-foreign minister Dorde Radulovic.

During Abazovic’s September visit to New York and Washington, Barak helped set up meetings for him with the International Republican Institute and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations. That activity occurred before the establishment of Bipartizan Solutions.

Barak served as a speechwriter for Israel president Shimon Peres and prime minister Ariel Sharon, and as an aide to then deputy minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the tenure of prime minister Yitzhak Shamir.