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Skoplje: President of the Republic of Macedonia Đorđe Ivanov visits the Embassy of Montenegro

Skoplje: President of the Republic of Macedonia Đorđe Ivanov visits the Embassy of Montenegro
Published date: 07.09.2015 13:36 | Author: MVPEI

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President of the Republic of Macedonia Đorđe Ivanov paid a visit to the Embassy of Montenegro in Skopje on 7 September 2015.

Ambassador Predrag Mitrović and President Ivanov discussed in front of the representatives of the Community of Montenegrins in Macedonia the possibilities for improving bilateral cooperation in all areas. The two sides noted that their two countries’ cooperation is a positive example of good cooperation in the Western Balkans, and they noted that the relations can be improved even further.

Particular attention was devoted to the two countries’ cooperation in the area of improving regional cooperation, especially in the context of shared strategic foreign policy objectives and the key aspects of the Berlin Process. They also discussed the possibility of restoring the air traffic connection, which would significantly improve the two countries’ cooperation, especially bearing in mind the fact that the current road infrastructure is not satisfactory.

The Government of Montenegro has recognised the need to open the section for economic matters and tourism at the Embassy in Skopje with the view to boosting trade, economic cooperation, and joint presence in foreign markets, and it has already given results in the area of linking the business communities.

As regards the forthcoming business forum in Podgorica on promoting investment opportunities in Macedonia and boosting the two countries’ economic cooperation, which will take place on 16 September, it was noted that it presents an excellent opportunity to promote the potentials of the two countries, and is a good example for future regional reforms.

The president of the Community of Montenegrins in Macedonia Boris Popivoda noted that Montenegrins enjoy a high degree of protection of their minority rights. With the view to further improving the status of Montenegrins, it was noted that a request will be filed with the Macedonian authorities to recognise the Montenegrin community in the constitution.

The meeting was also attended by Montenegro’s honorary consul in Bitola Milorad Andrijašević, director of the Migration, Asylum, and Refugees Regional Initiative (MARRI) Ambassador Tamara Mugoša in the capacity of Initiative chairwoman, and members of President Ivanov’s cabinet.