Tajani: Visit to Montenegro a strong message to the region

Antonio Tajani i Ivan Brajović; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – The Western Balkans belongs to Europe. It is determined by strong historical, cultural and economic. By going to Montenegro, the first country not belonging to EU I am visiting in my term of office, I want to send a strong message to the entire region, said European Parliament Speaker Antonio Tajani, who will arrive in Montenegro tomorrow.

“The EU door remains open to all those who are changing their countries for better, not only for the sake of membership, but also for the benefits of their citizens. Stability in the region means stability throughout Europe. I look forward to meeting with the citizens of Montenegro,” he said.

Tajani will attend a conference on investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector organised by the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro.

The conference will be attended by the highest representatives of the European Investment Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

“Political and economic development are essential for stability not only in Montenegro, but also in the whole region. Along with accession negotiations, we need to strengthen economic diplomacy, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurship and tourism,” said Tajani.

Tajani will end his visit in Perast, at an event dedicated to culture and tourism, where the importance of this sector for Montenegro will be discussed with students of tourism.

During the two day visit, Tajani will meet President Filip Vujanović, Prime Minister Duško Marković and Parliament Speaker Ivan Brajović.