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State Secretary for political matters Ambassador Vladimir Radulović hosts new Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Janina Hřebíčková

State Secretary for political matters Ambassador Vladimir Radulović hosts new Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Janina Hřebíčková
Published date: 03.12.2013 15:04 | Author: MVPEI

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Ambassador Radulović welcomed Ms Hřebíčková to Montenegro and wished her success, thanking at the same time for OSCE’s support to Montenegro and noting that Montenegro has had excellent cooperation with the organisation since the launch of the mission.

Ambassador Hřebíčková thanked for the welcome and noted the cooperation of the OSCE mission with the public sector and the civil society is very successful. She underlined that one of her top priorities in Montenegro will be to ensure a constructive environment for the development of independent and professional media with further EU integration in mind. She noted that independent media should be a back-bone of any democratic society and in that regard she stressed the need to process the cases of attacks against journalism. At the same time, she underscored the need to create an environment where independet media will be guided by ethical and professional standards.

Mr Radulović underlined the importance of mission’s presence in the past, noting that Montenegro understands that, with its support to democratic processes, the OSCE has always aimed for the best interest of the Montenegrin society.

He stressed the importance of cooperation between the mission and various social stakeholders in the public sector and the civil society, and noted this could be beneficial for the development of a civil awareness and particularly of independent and free media.