March 20, 2014

Official Visit of President of Montenegro to Vatican
Vatican, After an audience of the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović with Pope Francis and meeting with Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holly See, the following text of the press statement was published in daily Bulletin of the Holly See:

- In the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Filip Vujanović, President of Montenegro.

Following the meeting with the Pope, the President of Montenegro was received by Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holly See in the presence of Monsignor Dominique Mamberti, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed with regard to the good bilateral relations, further reinforced by the Basic Agreement which significantly promotes collaboration between the Church and the State for the common good of society.

During the talks, the views were exchanged on various topics of common interest, focusing on the principal regional issues and Montenegro’s progress towards integration in European and Euro-Atlantic structures. more
March 20, 2014

Vatican, President of Montenegro Meets Pope Francis
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović paid today an official visit to the Vatican, where he met with the Head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.

Vujanović expressed his satisfaction over very open, constructive and useful talks with Pope Francis.

"It was a meeting where we together recalled the centuries-long relations between Montenegro and the Vatican, which began with the recognition of the state in 1077, when Mihajlo Vojisavljević was recognized as king in Duklja from which Montenegro emerged, then through a Concordat between Montenegro and the Holy See from the year of 1886, which was the basis for the second Basic agreement that was signed two years ago, " Vujanović said. more
March 17, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović Receives Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The President expressed his pleasure at friendly, close, very comprehensive and intensive relations between Montenegro and the United Arab Emirates. He assessed that there is a number of interstate agreements that have created a solid basis for cooperation in all areas.

The President expressed his appreciation for the support and assistance the UAE provided to Montenegro during natural disasters, the projects they supported, as well as for the provision of valuable loans of Abu Dhabi Fund in the area of water supply and agriculture. He stated his belief that Montenegro created good conditions for investors from the UAE, which may take an opportunity to further deepen economic cooperation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed with the open opportunities to promote the relations in all areas of economy, with special emphasis on tourism, energy and agriculture.

Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan noted that the two countries are very close, stating that the policy to promote this closeness should be continued. more
March 13, 2014

Kotor, Vujanović – Radmanović
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović had a meeting on the 13th March 2014, in Kotor with the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nebojša Radmanović, who is on a short private visit to Montenegro.

They noted that relations between the two countries may be an example in the region, with the possibility of further improvement especially in the area of economy.

Vujanović and the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nebojša Radmanović have agreed on the strategic importance of European integration and the need for expansion of cooperation in the EU accession process. 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
March 05, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović received the Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today in Podgorica the Minister of Economy and Industry of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Şahin Mustafayev.

The President Vujanović expressed his great satisfaction over the comprehensive and intensive relations between Montenegro and Azerbaijan, which are much intensified in the field of economy, apart from interstate relations. He stated his belief that tourist complex in Kumbor would be successfully constructed as it is an exceptional opportunity for new employments both during its construction and afterwards when the complex becomes operational. In addition, he conveyed his assurances to the Minister that Montenegro will be a reliable partner of Ionian-Adriatic Pipeline, as a part of intercontinental project of gas supply from Azerbaijan. The President reiterated gratefulness of the citizens of Montenegro for the two valuable donations: Child Day Care Center in Bijelo Polje and King’s Park in Podgorica.

The Minister Mustafayev agreed with the assessment that bilateral relations were of great quality, expressing his belief that the same would be further promoted in the field of economy, highly assessing work of the Mixed Economic Commission and successful economic cooperation which was additionally encouraged by the Business Forum which was held today in Podgorica. more
March 03, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović received the Newly-appointed Ambassador of Montenegro in the Republic of Argentina
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the newly-appointed Ambassador of Montenegro in the Republic of Argentina Gordan Stojović, before his departure for Argentina.

The President Vujanović talked to the Ambassador Stojović about necessity of promotion and improvement of relations between the two states through his diplomatic mission in the friendly Argentina. He expressed his satisfaction over the possibilities for economic cooperation as well as the past activities of Commercial Chamber of Montenegro in that direction, particularly on the occasion of the visit of Governor of that Province Chaco Jorge Capitanich to Montenegro in May 2013. Assessing that further development of cultural cooperation is necessary with the province Chaco in the process of promotion of good connections with the Diaspora, as a bridge of cooperation of the two states, the President recommended to the Ambassador Stojović to promote economic cooperation as a priority of the overall relations.

The Ambassador Stojović stated that his preparations were great and intensive, with detailed knowledge of the contents of the past cooperation between the two friendly states, and informed about the plans in the framework of his engagement. more
February 26, 2014

President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevnevliev, who pays an official visit to Montenegro, visited today the Cathedral of St. Tryphon and Maritime Museum in Kotor and had a working lunch with the President and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro.

The President Vujanović emphasized that Montenegro and Bulgaria were connected by the histories which had much in common, by nowadays friendship and closeness as well as by the common future interests. He thanked the President Plevneliev for promotion of the necessity of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Montenegro, which should provide for an ambience to have a better quality of life, higher living standard and better exploitation of our resources. Montenegro has to be a favorable area for investments, these who invest should feel secure because membership in NATO would ensure it. As Bulgaria celebrates ten years anniversary in NATO this year, he also repeated what President Plevneliev’s said yesterday, that macroeconomic data changed and value of economic development improved thanks to NATO. He thanked to the President Plevneliev for transferring such experience and promising sincere promotion of that strategic interest of Montenegro. more
February 25, 2014

President of the Republic of Bulgaria in Official Visit to Montenegro
The President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović welcomed today in Cetinje the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev with highest state and military honors.

After the official meeting, Presidents Vujanović and Plevneliev held a press conference.

President Vujanović expressed his great pleasure over the official visit of the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev to Montenegro in these two days. He said that they had, as in previous meetings, very open, constructive and, above all, friendly talks, noting that the relations between our two countries are friendly, close and very substantial. “In terms of the state, I would say, at national level, therefore, very intensive communication between the Governments, intensive communication between the Parliaments as well as my very frequent meetings with President Plevneliev that are always friendly and very dear to me. We stated that the focus should be placed on economy and integration. On economy, in terms of opportunity for better economic cooperation between the two countries. Our two countries have many things that are compatible in economy, and this should be used to link commercial and economic resources. We talked about the need for air connection between Sofia and Montenegro, of the need for maritime line between the Black Sea ports of Varna and Burgas, and Bar, as well as of the need to increase the volume of foreign trade which is low. Also, to stimulate people both from Montenegro and Bulgaria to make tourist visits.” more
February 20, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
With regard to the great interest of media in relation to the time schedule for the local elections, the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, informs the public of the following:

Legal conditions for scheduling the elections in the Capital and municipalities, in which they have to be held, have been met even before adoption of a set of laws on amendments to the electoral legislation. The President assessed that amendments to this legislation should be waited because the elections would otherwise be held according to the regulations applicable on the day of calling the elections. Taking into account the time of constitution of the Capital and Municipalities’ Assembly, in which the elections will be called, the last non-working days for holding elections are May 24th and 25th this year. Accordingly, the last days to call the elections are March 24th and 25th this year. The President will wait until March 24th or 25th to see whether the Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Election of Councillors and Members of Parliament would be adopted, following which he will call the elections. If this law is, possibly, adopted and comes into force prior to these dates, the President would call the elections earlier, as he deems it correct to leave to all the participants in the elections a period longer than sixty days for the campaign, which is the shortest deadline from scheduling to holding the elections.

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February 18, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović received the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece
President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today Evangelos Venizelos, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece.

President expressed his high respect for the support of Greece to our European and Euro-Atlantic integration, stating that he said the same to the Greek President Karolos Papoulias, on the occasion of their recent meeting in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The President expressed his expectation that, as we are getting closer to the Summit in Great Britain, Greece would intensify its support to Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration, stating that invitation to Montenegro for membership, along with security values would also have great political and economic values.
He stated his satisfaction over the bilateral relations, which are comprehensive in all the fields, with a possibility to expand the economic cooperation.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece Evangelos Venizelos expressed his respect for our European and Euro-Atlantic achievements. He stated that, during its EU Presidency, Greece would support the ambition of enlargement to the maximum extent and assist Montenegro to achieve the European standards.

The Minister Evangelos Venizelos stated his belief that Montenegro would be committed to promotion of NATO values in the forthcoming months, for the purpose of raising the level of our public opinion support.
In that sense, he especially emphasized importance of cooperation in the field of defense and positive role of Montenegro in the peace-keeping missions.

Minister Evangelos Venizelos pointed out readiness of Greece to further promote bilateral relations in the field of economy, stating that he agreed with the President that there was wide room for it. more
February 14, 2014

President of Montenegro Congratulates Statehood Day of Serbia
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović congratulated the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić and the citizens of Serbia on Statehood Day, 15 February.

The close and friendly relations between Montenegro and Serbia throughout the history as well as in the present time oblige us to have the same future in the interest of our citizens, our economies and good message from our region, in which Montenegro and Serbia should be an example of the most sincere and lasting partnership, reads the congratulatory message of President Vujanović. more
February 10, 2014

Podgorica, President Vujanović Receives Delegation of Association of Montenegrin Managers
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović received today the delegation of Association of Montenegrin Managers.

The delegation on behalf of the Association included: President Budimir Raičković, President of the Assembly Milutin Radulović, Vice-President Slavoljub Popadić, Deputy President Vinko Nikić and Secretary General Slobodan Radović.

The representatives of the Association informed the President of the goals, plans and activities of the Association in the field of promotion and protection of management profession in Montenegro.

It was an opportunity to highlight, in particular, the international cooperation of the Association, through linkage with related associations in the region, as well as with the European Confederation of Managers, CEC.

President Vujanović expressed his support to the activities and the role of the Association, emphasizing in particular the importance of international linkage and the exchange of knowledge and experience with the managers from the region and Europe.

Expressing respect for the mission, vision and goals of the Association, as well as international practice, the President emphasized that the Association of Managers deserves the attention and support of the institutions of Montenegro, indicating, in that sense, a positive attitude and full support to future activities. more
February 10, 2014

Podgorica, President of Montenegro Receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, after returning from Sochi, where he attended the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, received today the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Andrei Nesterenko on his initiative.

President Vujanović expressed his high respect for the construction of impressive infrastructure in a very short time period, which undoubtedly enables the excellent holding of the Olympic Winter Games. He emphasized that it was visible that all preparations had been successfully made with top-notch arrangements for holding the very Olympics. The level of security precautions shows that the Russian Federation was specially committed to ensure maximum safety to all participants as it is in keeping with the policy of the Russian Federation to prevent any incident that could endanger anyone’s safety. The President expressed his respect for a very good treatment provided to the Olympic team of Montenegro in Sochi.

The Ambassador expressed his pleasure over the President’s assessments, conveying the attitude of the Russian federation about their full commitment to the sports success but also to the high security level of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. more
February 07, 2014

Sochi, President Vujanović Attends the Opening of XXII Olympic Winter Games
The President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović attended tonight the spectacular opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games at the Fisht Stadium in Russia’s Sochi.

About 3000 athletes from a record 88 countries will participate in these Olympic Games.

The solemn ceremony was attended by the presidents of a great number of participating countries, prime ministers and high dignitaries, but also eminent persons from sports and culture.

The spectacular opening ceremony lasted for three hours with presentation of the Russian history and parade of athletes from the participating countries. The Montenegrin flag was carried by skier Tarik Hodžić, and our country will be also represented at the Games by skier Ivana Bulatović.

About 40000 spectators attended the opening ceremony which was closed by lighting the Olympic flame. more
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