SPEECHES
March 25, 2014

Opening of the EU Info Center in Podgorica
President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović and Eduard Kukan, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Western Balkans and Dirk Lange, Head of the EC Unit for Montenegro, opened the EU Info Centre today in Podgorica.

Speech delivered by the President:

Esteemed Mr. Kukan,
Mr. Lange,
Ambassador Drobnič,
Mr. Picula,
Your Excellencies,
President of the Supreme Court,
Governor of the Central Bank,
Esteemed High Dignitaries,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Mr. Kukan said everything that was to be said about the Center. WeČve heard all that was to be said about MontenegroČs European path. I am grateful for what he said about the Center and MontenegroČs European path. Respecting his words and respecting your time, I will just express gratitude that needs to be conveyed on this great occasion. First of all, thanks to the EU for helping to accelerate the negotiations of Montenegro for membership in the EU through this Centre. We are very satisfied with our pace so far. We opened and provisionally closed Chapters 25 and 26 relating to science and research, education and culture, and gave an opportunity to our institutions and organizations, and those who work in them, to get closer to the EU in sharing these great values in important areas of creativity. WeČve gotten the opportunity for our citizens who work in these areas of activity to achieve all the benefits of opening these two chapters. To have the opportunity to share their experiences, have the opportunity to receive financial support for their projects, to have an opportunity for new insights, in a word - to be a part of a large family in the fields of science, culture, research and education. Here they will be able to obtain information about all of that and to be present in these important fields of activity in the EU. more
March 10, 2014

President Vujanović and UN DSG Jan Eliasson Open UN Eco Building in Podgorica
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General, opened the Eco Building of the United Nations, today in Podgorica.




The following is the text of the speech given by President Vujanović:

Esteemed Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Jan Eliasson,
Representatives of the United Nations,
High State Dignitaries,
Mayor,
Invitees of Podgorica,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to share with you pleasure over the completion of Eco Building of the United Nations, which is in many ways unique. It is unique because this is the only eco building in Southeast Europe that housed all United Nations agencies. They are housed in a way that will ensure their maximum communication, cooperativeness and efficient work and achievement of a valuable goal of the United Nations agencies to deliver as one.

It is unique also for meeting all environmental and energy requirements of full self-sufficiency of this building. It will be self-sufficient in energy and generate electricity whose excess will make a part of our energy system, its compensation being invested in the Centre for Sustainable Development of UNDP that will be committed to green projects of Montenegro. more
December 31, 2013

President of Montenegro Congratulates the New Year Holidays
Citizens of Montenegro,

We are at the end of 2013th. The year will be remembered by jubilees, integration and investment successes and realistic expectation that years to come would be better.

This year we marked two centuries of birth of Petar II Petrović Njegoš. The great man whose poetry, anthropology, philosophy and overall depth of knowledge of life and permanent messages became a value of the mankind heritage. The two centuries of pride for the eternal value of Montenegro and all of its generations. Seven decades anniversary of the State Anti-fascist Council of the National Deliberation of Montenegro and Boka, by which begun renewal of unjustly deprived statehood of Montenegro, as well as triumph of antifascism of Montenegro were also marked. more
December 17, 2013

Baku: President Vujanović at the Conference on Gas Pipeline
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović participated today in Baku in the conference, at which final decision was made on investment of the project Shah Deniz 2. Conference was opened by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who stated great significance of the gas pipeline for all the states involved in the project.

The President’s address reads as follows:

Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is my great pleasure to be present at today’s signing of the Memorandum of Understanding relating to cooperation in bringing Southern Corridor gas to the South East Europe. This Corridor, which provides supply of gas from Azerbaijan, is very important for Montenegro from a strategic, energy and overall economy point of view. I would like to point out only main reasons for this opinion.

By becoming a part of this large gas corridor, Montenegro will ensure a long-term energy stability through a highly reliable supplier. more
December 02, 2013

Budva, President Vujanović at the session of the National Council
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, who is the President of the National Council for Sustainable Development and Climate Change, presided over the constitutive session of the new composition of the Council.

The President’s address reads as follows:

Esteemed Excellencies,
Commissioner Potočnik,
Respected Members of the National Council,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Expressing my belief in the full commitment of the members of the National Council for Sustainable Development and Climate Change to achievement of the important mission of the Council, allow me to thank to the former council for their valuable achievements.

Montenegro constitutionally established its commitment to sustainable development more than two decades ago. Significant accomplishments are achievements in setting up an institutional network of sustainable development of Montenegro. After the Second World Summit on Sustainable Development, which was held in Johannesburg in 2002, the National Council for Sustainable Development was founded as an advisory body in the Government of Montenegro. Office for Sustainable Development was founded in 2005 as Secretariat of the Council, which was integrated in 2011 in the newly-established Ministry of Tourism and Sustainable Development as Department for Support to the National Council. By the implemented reform of the National Council in 2008 number of members of the Council was reduced, independent persons were involved, forming of working groups as well as local councils of sustainable development was enabled. more
November 29, 2013

President of Montenegro in Kolašin
President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, who is a President of the Honorary Committee for celebration of 70th anniversary of the State Anti-fascist Council of the National Deliberation of Montenegro and Boka, spoke at the Ceremonial Academy which was held today in Kolašin.

Address of the President reads as follows:

Citizens of Kolašin and Montenegro,
Antifascist veterans and antifascists,
President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro, respected Mrs. Vesna Medenica,
President of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro Mr. Milan Marković,
High guests,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the history of any state there are events that form its eternal value, which belong to its foundations, which determined its contemporariness and towards which future time will also express permanent respect. In the history of Montenegro such events preceded the international recognition of Montenegro in the Berlin Congress in 1878 and renewal of the unjustly deprived sovereignty.

Among the events of paramount importance, which contributed to renewal of sovereignty of Montenegro, exalted place belongs to the Constituent Assembly of the State Antifascist Council of the National Deliberation of Montenegro and Boka, which was held here in Kolašin seven decades ago, in which way its permanent historical value was recognized. more
November 15, 2013

Podgorica, President Vujanović awarded with the International Foundation Prize
President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the Prize of the International Foundation Ilyas Afandiyev, which was presented to him by the President of the Foundation Tural Afandiyev.

The International Foundation Ilyas Afandiyev was established in 2005 in relation to the program of contribution to achievement of the UN Millennium Goals, which is dedicated to sustainable growth and projects of social value, with special involvement in the benevolence activities in all the fields.

The address of the President of the Foundation of Tural Afandiyev reads as follows:


Dear Mr. President!

Allow me to greet you and thank you on behalf of the Committee of the International Foundation Ilyas Afandiyev for the attention and hospitality you offered to us. It is our great pleasure to attend such a solemn event and to personally present you with the International Prize Ilyas Afandiyev “for contribution to development of peace and democracy”.

Modern development of Azerbaijan, enabled by the result of successful interior and foreign policy of the President Ilham Aliyev, created favorable conditions in the country to establish the Foundation, which is named after the national playwright Ilyas Afandiyev. more
November 13, 2013

President Vujanović at the Ceremony – Bicentennial of Njegoš’s Birth
President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović, who is the Chair of the Honorary Committee for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Petar II Petrovic Njegoš delivered a speech tonight at the ceremony, which was organized on the occasion of Bicentennial of Njegoš’s Birth, at the Montenegrin National Theatre in Podgorica .

President’s speech :

Distinguished Citizens of Montenegro,
Prime Minister,
Speaker of the Parliament,
High Dignitaries,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen


On this day two centuries ago, Montenegro and humanity welcomed Rade Tomov into this world, whose grandiose work is an enduring value of imperishable glory. The work strongly rooted in our individual and our collective consciousness, an indispensable treasure of our culture.

One could not even conceive back at that time that Montenegro could be the cradle of a Njegoš. Montenegro, the country of honest and brave libertarians, but confined by rigid customs, habits and prejudices that had to be educated, whose feuding tribes and their members had to be conciliated. Whose self-will and pride, in difficult years of scarcity, was supposed to be joined in the pursuit of freedom and illumination. more
November 11, 2013

Cetinje: President of Montenegro Presents Njegoš Award
The President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović, solemnly presented the Njegoš Award to Mr. Tomaž Šalamun.

The solemn presentation of the Njegoš Award took place tonight in the Government House in Cetinje.

The following is the text of the speech of the President.

Mr. Šalamun,
Speaker of the Parliament, Ministers,
High dignitaries and Esteemed Guests,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Njegoš Award, a prestigious recognition of regional literary contemporariness, a mirror of literary work, has supranational significance which exceeds the established linguistic determinants, confirming general literary values. This award is embodiment of Njegoš mission on South Slavic coexistence with strong regional intercultural connections. It is awarded every two years to the author of works published in the Montenegrin, Serbian, Slovenian, Macedonian, Croatian, Bosnian, Bulgarian and Albanian languages. Naturally, this award is rightly considered the regional literary Nobel. Therefore, all the greats have the honor to have their names permanently joined the society, in which are Lalić, Krleža, Selimović, Davičo, Pekić, Kovač… more
October 06, 2013

Cathedral – Eternal Peacemaking Mission
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović delivered a speech at the Spiritual Academy on the evening of October 6th, 2013, by which the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan was marked in front of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.

The Spiritual Academy was attended by four Patriarchs – Kirill of Moscow and all Russia, Ecumenical Bartholomew, Theophilos of Jerusalem, Irinej of Serbia and Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral.

The President’s speech reads as follows:

Dear citizens of Podgorica and Montenegro,
Your Holinesses,
High church and religious dignitaries,
High state and Capital City’s invitees,
Your Excellencies,
Dear guests,

We have gathered tonight here in front of the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ at the Spiritual Academy on the occasion of consecration of this magnificent Cathedral. It has been built persistently and patiently for twenty years in order to become truly unique by its specific quality. This Cathedral is unique, completed in the year when we mark and celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, the major and fundamental Edict of Christianity. The Edict which stopped the Christian persecution, which lasted for three centuries, which established that it was life-saving and just that Christians as well as the others, may choose their religion according to their free will. Christianity became an equal religion and coexistence of religions became a basis and guarantee of peace and harmony. Man got the right to freely choose its religion, and without that freedom there is no integral, free, dignified or real man. That is why the Edict of Milan, adopted 1700 years ago, is also an eternal message that should be followed forever. more
September 17, 2013

Albania, Vujanović at the 5th Regional Summit of Heads of State
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović participated today in the Regional Summit of Heads of State which took place in Durrës.

The following is the speech given by President Vujanović:

Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Friends,

First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to President Nishani for the excellent organization of the meeting and for the welcome extended.

Regional Summit of Heads of State has proven to promote the closeness of our relations and commitment of our states to dialogue on all issues of regional and wider importance. I am pleased to note that this fifth Summit here in Durrës, also affirms these values.

As in all other circumstances, I point out that within the foreign policy of Montenegro, regional policy aims to reaffirm good neighbourly relations, and promote intensive and comprehensive cooperation with all the countries of the region, based on full mutual inter-state respect and achieving of all mutual relations. The lack of open issues in relations with the neighbours and countries in the region, in line with the tradition of our close relations, is a confirmation of the appropriateness of this approach. It is a quality that must pose a genuine ambition for the wider region.
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July 25, 2013

Slovenia: President of Montenegro at the Leaders Meeting of the Brdo Process
President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović participated today at the Leaders Meeting of the Brdo Process held in Brdo near Kranj, Slovenia.

Address by H.E. Mr. Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro at the Plenary Session:

Your Excellencies,

First of all I would like to express my thanks to the President of the Republic of Slovenia H.E. Mr. Borut Pahor and President of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Mr. Ivo Josipović for the initiative for this Meeting.
Meeting of the presidents of the Western Balkan countries with the EU member states is a valuable chance for achievement of these goals.

Your participation at this Meeting, President Hollande, is a huge encouragement, and I would like to express my high appreciation for your decision to be here with us today. I share your opinion that the Meeting is being held in a key moment after accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union.

I think that the Western Balkan region has ensured stability and that there are no real challenges which would put it at risk. more
July 12, 2013

Cetinje, Statehood Day of Montenegro
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović organized a ceremonial reception in the Blue Castle in Cetinje on the occasion of July 13, Statehood Day.

The reception was attended by a great number of invitees, representatives of political, scientific, cultural, economic, public and sports life of Montenegro, as well as the national heroes and former highest state officials.

Representatives of the diplomatic core as well as international organizations and institutions’ high officials attended the ceremony.

The President’s speech reads as follows:

ESTEEMED HIGH STATE DIGNITARIES,
YOUR EXCELLENCIES,
DEAR CITIZENS OF THE OLD ROYAL CAPITAL OF CETINJE,
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

Centuries-long struggle for freedom and country has endowed Montenegro with history of which we must be eternally proud. At the crossroads of civilizations and religions, and amid the needs of the mighty to conquer it and its genuine freedom-loving spirit that does not bend before slavery, Montenegro created history worthy of admiration. The sequence of historical circumstances endowed Montenegro with 13th July as its National Day. On that 13th July 1878 at the Berlin Congress, Montenegro was granted international recognition, and on 13th July 1941, in the great anti-fascist uprising, it launched the restoration of its unfairly lost statehood, which resulted in internationally recognized independence renewed at the referendum of May in 2006.

This year we celebrate the National Day in the year in which we celebrate 200 years from the birth of Petar II Petrović Njegoš - the ruler, poet, philosopher and thinker whose spirit and body made him one in a million. A great personality who belonged to Europe two centuries ago, and who was perceived by Europe as especially valuable. Connection between his life and work and the great personalities of Europe has had a special significance for him and for Montenegro. more
June 13, 2013

Bratislava, Summit of the Heads of States
President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović, is staying in Bratislava, where he participates in the 18th Summit of the Heads of States of the Central European Countries.
Twenty Heads of States participate at the Bratislava Summit.

President Vujanović delivered an address today at the first plenary session of the Summit:

President’s address:

Your Excellencies,
Dear Friends,
Ladies and Gentlemen,


I would like to express respect to all the participants at the Summit, and I especially thank the President of the Slovak Republic, H.E. Mr. Ivan Gašparovič as the host of the 18th Central Europe Summit of Heads of State for the excellent organization of the Summit.

It gives me pleasure to express my greatest respect for the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the sovereign Slovak Republic. We are very glad to see the progress made by Slovakia in this period. Slovakia is not only an example of a successful transition, but a prominent member of the European Union with a strong economy which provides a high level of prosperity to its citizens. more
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