Earlier, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said the EU is aiming to offer membership eventually to Montenegro, following the referendum.
Rehn said that the European Commission will recommend talks on closer ties with the new Balkan state, paving the way for it to join the union.
A full vote count issued today confirmed that 55.5 percent of Montenegrin voters opted for the country's separation from Serbia.
Russia's Foreign Ministry also said it accepted the referendum results. And the breakaway regions of Abkhazia in Georgia and Transdniester in Moldova welcomed the vote, with Abkhazia's leader saying it sets a precedent.
(compiled from agency reports)