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Darmanović- Lajčák: Montenegro is a constructive actor in the region and reliable OSCE partner

Published date: 08.05.2019 07:30 | Author: MVP

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Prof. Dr. Srđan Darmanović met tonight in Budva with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák

Head of Montenegrin diplomacy stated that relations between Montenegro and Slovakia are excellent, due to substantial and open cooperation in all areas. He particularly underlined the area for broadening economic cooperation between two states, foremost in tourism, energetics, agriculture and sustainable technologies. He also thanked for Slovakia’s firm support to integration aspirations of Montenegro, particularly in terms of expert and technical support to reform processes.
  
Minister Lajčák expressed his gratitude for honest partnership with Montenegro and underlined the evident progress of our country in all areas, which is also recognized by European partners. Head of Slovak diplomacy emphasized that Montenegro is a constructive actor and a reliable partner of OSCE. He added that cooperation between the Government of Montenegro and OSCE Mission is excellent, as well as that implementation of activities positively impacts on additional development of Montenegrin institutions. 

In the context of cooperation with OSCE, Minister Darmanović reaffirmed support to priorities of Slovak chairmanship and underlined great cooperation of Montenegro and OSCE Mission, which resulted in implementation of numerous activities, especially in the field of strengthening rule of law, improvement of media legislation and electoral reforms, as well as in the domain of fight against terrorism and cyber-criminal. 

Interlocutors stated that the role of OSCE in the region is constructive and multi-beneficial, while it significantly contributes to the development in rule of law and effectiveness of institutional mechanisms. In addition, it was emphasized that all actors in the region should jointly work on building more stable and prosperous Western Balkans.