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Tallinn: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Prof Dr Srđan Darmanović participated at the informal meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of EU member – states and candidate countries (Gymnich)

Tallinn: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Prof Dr Srđan Darmanović participated at the informal meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of EU member – states and candidate countries (Gymnich)
Published date: 08.09.2017 17:00 | Author: MVP

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Prof Dr Srđan Darmanović participated yesterday and today (07-08th September) at the informal gathering of ministers of foreign affairs of the European Union member – states and candidate countries (Gymnich). The meeting was held in Tallin under auspices of the Estonian Presidency.

Main topic of the informal meeting was prevention of radicalism and violent extremism. Ministers concurred that terrorism and radical ideologies are among the most demanding security challenges of today and require collective response and strenghtening of cooperation at European and global level.

At the meeting, Minister Darmanović confirmed the committment of Montenegro to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. He emphasized contributions that our country has been giving via participation in the activities of Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS and in NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, as well as through regional security cooperation frameworks such as Adriatic Charter (A5) and Adriatic Trilatteral (Montenegro – Albania – Croatia). Bolstering of these forms of cooperation can show readiness and capability of the Western Balkans to be part of the solution to global challenges in a clear and useful manner.

Moreover, Minister Darmanović stated that Montenegro, as a new NATO – ally and candidate for EU membership supports all efforts these two organizations have been undartaking in order to neutralize the threat of radicalism and violent extremism. He expressed wish for further strenghtening of information and data – sharing about ISIS and other extremist groups, which is an efficient way to prevent terrorist attacks.

During the informal meeting, Minister Darmanović had short billaterals with ministers of foreign affairs of the United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Lithuania and Denmark. Official visits of Minister Darmanović to Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom have also been planned.