Montenegro: European perspective of the region remains a priority

Montenegro: European perspective of the region remains a priority

President of the Parliament of Montenegro Aleksa Bečić met with H.E. Ridi Kurtezi, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Montenegro.

During meeting, the House Speaker talked with Ambassador Kurtezi about bilateral relations, as well as about the European perspective of the two neighbouring and friendly countries. President Bečić said that Montenegro remained committed to its foreign policy course and that it would strengthen its Euro-Atlantic and European path.

Conveying greetings from the President of the country, Speaker of the Parliament and Prime Minister, Ambassador Kurtezi thanked Montenegro for the solidarity and support given after his country had been hit by an earthquake last year. He voiced his satisfaction with excellent relations of the two countries, voicing his conviction that Montenegro and Albania would continue to strengthen cooperation in all fields of mutual interest. “Relations between Montenegro and Albania are so good that we can consider them as brotherly, and we will strengthen and improve our friendship in the upcoming period,” concluded Kurtezi.

“The meeting, inter alia, was an opportunity for the interlocutors to exchange opinions on the recently published annual report of the European Commission and the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, assessing that the European Commission remained dedicated to our region and enlargement policy”, reads the statement.

President Bečić pointed out Montenegro’s readiness to support Albania’s European path and share its experiences from the EU negotiation process.

The interlocutors agreed that there was significant room for improvement of bilateral relations, to which the two parliaments can contribute via the forming of friendship groups. President Bečić informed the Ambassador about key priorities of the new Parliament and voiced his satisfaction with the support of the representatives of the Albanian national minority during his election of the President of the Parliament of Montenegro./ibna