European Western Balkans

Delegations of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina meet for the promotion of bilateral cooperation

PODGORICA – The delegations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, led by Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BIH Dr Denis Zvizdić and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dušan Marković, respectively, talked in Podgorica on the promotion of bilateral cooperation, reads the press release published on the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina website.

Following the ceremony of solemn welcome, Chairman Zvizdić met with Prime Minister Marković, while meetings were simultaneously held by line ministers, namely, Deputy Chairman and Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BIH Mirko Šarović with Minister of Economy of Montenegro Dragica Skulić, Deputy Chairman and Minister of Finance and Treasury of BIH Vjekoslav Bevanda with Minister of Finance of Montenegro Darko Radunović, Minister of Foreign Affair of BIH Igor Crnadak with Minister of European Affairs Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, Minister of Defence of BIH Marina Pendeš with Minister of Defence of Montenegro Predrag Bošković, Minister for Human Rights and Refugees of BIH Semiha Borovac with Minister for Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro Mehmed Zenko, and Minister of Communications and Transport of BIH Ismir Jusko with Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs of Montenegro Osman Nurković, all meetings considering the improvement of mutual cooperation in relevant sectors.

During his meeting, Chairman Zvizdić said that the joint infrastructure projects link the region in all segments. He stressed that both countries have identical political aims, and these are related to the European integrations. He added that such visits have their economic dimension, and invited entrepreneurs of Montenegro to take pat at both the Mostar fair and Sarajevo Business Forum, reads the press release.

Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković said that it is the interest of Montenegro to step-up the integration processes in the region. He said that Montenegro is ready to offer all support to Bosnia and Herzegovina on its European way, expressing his expectations that our country will get the candidate status by the end of the next year.

A joint interest was noted for extension of trade and economic cooperation. They underlined a need for joint infrastructure projects to improve the exchange of goods ad people.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of BIH Igor Crnadak and Minister of European Affairs of Montenegro Andrija Pejović signed an Agreement on Cooperation between the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Government of Montenegro in the European Union Accession Process, ends the statement.

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