Montenegro: We will not give up on normalization of relations with Serbia, claims Krivokapić

Montenegro: We will not give up on normalization of relations with Serbia, claims Krivokapić

There is someone to welcome Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić in Montenegro, but the question is whether she will find the time to come, said Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić and pointed out that the Government will not give up trying to normalize relations with Serbia.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said earlier that Brnabić could not go to Montenegro because, as he stated, there was no one to welcome her.

Krivokapić told MINA that it was not a question of who would welcome the Prime Minister of Serbia.

“[The question is] Will she find time to come and greet all those who would like to see her in Montenegro, because she is the Prime Minister of fraternal and neighbouring Serbia,” Krivokapić said.

As he stressed, the citizens of Serbia and Montenegro want relations to be normalized.

“Our people should not have any problems in the form of technical questions such as whether the Prime Minister will be welcomed by the chargé d’ affaires or the ambassador. Even in that formal sense, there is someone to welcome her,” Krivokapić said.

He pointed out that the invitation is still open “for our closest neighbours, with whom we share love and care for our citizens, whether they live in Serbia or Montenegro.”

“She and everyone from Serbia are welcome, because we will not give up trying to normalize relations between the two countries,” Krivokapić said.

As he stated, giving up on that would mean giving up on relatives, brothers, friends, history, and tradition.

“And we abolished a regime, among other things, in the past precisely because of the fact that it sought to take away all that from us,” Krivokapić added.

Prime Minister of Serbia Ana Brnabić said “it is inconvenient to visit a country that has expelled your ambassador and called him a persona non grata.”

“We hope that the issue (of the ambassador) will be resolved. In any other segment of dialogue and cooperation, the Government of Serbia and the state leadership have shown how much cooperation with Montenegro means to us at this moment,” Brnabić said. /ibna