Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, whose country currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU, has reaffirmed to his Montenegrin counterpart Duško Marković Bulgaria’s readiness to continue supporting Montenegro’s EU membership negotiating process.
Borissov told Marković that Bulgaria was ready to provide the expertise of its readiness in various areas, and added that Montenegro was a good example for the region.
Marković is visiting Sofia on March 1 to take part in a meeting of leaders of countries of the Western Balkans, hosted by Borissov and by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
In the talks between Borissov and Marković, they noted the good level of political dialogue and high-level dynamics in relations between Bulgaria and Montenegro, as well as the main priority of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, the EU prospects of the Western Balkans.
Borissov told Marković: “Now you have to mobilise as much as possible for the implementation of decisive reforms in key areas of political, economic and social life”.
Marković agreed with Borissov’s view that, along with the fulfillment of the EU membership requirements, the important infrastructure projects for the connectivity in the region should be launched.
“This topic is becoming more and more important. This was also seen at the Trieste summit as part of the Berlin process and at the World Bank meeting in Sofia and the EBRD investment forum in London,” Borissov said…./IBNA