February 04, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović received the Minister for Europe at the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today David Lidington, Minister for Europe at the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The President emphasized his high respect for the assistance of Great Britain to Montenegro in our European and Euro-Atlantic integration, expecting that the assistance would continue and intensify. He assessed that this was an important year for Montenegro as in the process of European integration we should be intensely committed to the opened chapters in order to be given an opportunity for new chapters of European integration.

The President expressed his expectation that the next NATO Summit in the Great Britain will be the enlargement Summit and that Montenegro would then receive an invitation for membership. In that sense, he announced commitment of Montenegro to intensify activities in terms of public opinionís support, expecting understanding of the overall benefits of this integration.

He stated his satisfaction over mutual willingness and activities for promotion of economic relations between Montenegro and Great Britain, pointing out his maximum positive evaluation of the Azerbaijan Gas Pipeline project, which in its Adriatic-Ionian segment passes through Montenegro, and which also involves British Petroleum as a significant partner.

The Minster Lidington pointed out his respect for the European and Euro-Atlantic integration achievements of Montenegro, emphasizing readiness of Great Britain to support Montenegro in this strategic integration to the maximum extent.

In addition, he also expressed readiness to provide expertsí assistance to Montenegro, assessing that standards of this integration would be achieved faster in that way.

The Minister Lidington agreed with the assessment that economic cooperation should be expanded and that tourism development in Montenegro was our great chance. In that respect, he assessed that efforts should be made to promote tourism in the north of Montenegro as there was great interest of tourists from Great Britain.

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