September 09, 2012

Sarajevo, President Vujanović – Montenegro shares fundamental values of inter-religious dialogue
Montenegro is committed to recognition and promotion of peace and inter-religious dialogue as a precondition for prosperity and progress of the region, said the President Vujanović in his address on the occasion of opening the World Meeting for Peace in Sarajevo.

The Meeting is held under the motto “Living Together is the Future – Religions and Cultures in Dialogue.”

“Montenegro managed, despite the great temptations, to preserve peace in the dramatic period of history which is behind us, and for the past six years since renewal of its independence, it has established itself as the factor of stability and role model of the region” pointed out the President.

The President said that Montenegro would continue to make efforts in the field of regional and international cooperation as well as cooperation among its numerous religious and ethnical communities.

“I am also assured that the prospects for Montenegro and the entire region lay in the European Union integration, and in that respect, the states and peoples from this region have no dilemma, all the more so because they belong to Europe, not only in geographical terms but also in terms of history and culture. That is significant not only for them but also for the European Union which will not be complete without them” emphasized the President.

The President Vujanović pointed out that the World Meetings for Peace promote the eternal values, to which they have been committed for years – peace and dialogue among religious communities, culture of peoples and states, co-existence as a precondition for survival and progress.

“Owing to the Community of Sant’Egidio, to which credit is due for our meetings, I wish to confirm by participating in this meeting that Montenegro shares the fundamental values which are the mission and message of our gatherings. They are particularly important for the Western Balkans region bearing in mind its ethnical, cultural and religious complexity and history of its states” said the President.

He emphasized that he was very rejoiced that this year’s World Meeting for Peace is held in Sarajevo.

“Sarajevo is the symbol of the beginning and the end of the 20th century which was dramatic, and the fact that today this town is the venue of leaders of all the world religions, numerous heads of states and Governments, representatives of the most important international organizations and prominent intellectuals from the entire world is an expression of hope and belief that the 21st century will be a period of peace and fruitful cooperation among various communities, among the states and peoples in the region, in Europe and worldwide” said Vujanović.

Peace and cooperation are not attained once and forever, they have to be constantly promoted and fostered.

On the occasion of his several-days participation in the Meeting, the President will hold an address at the main session and have several bilateral meetings during his stay in Sarajevo.

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