The Georgian Foreign Minister has paid an official visit to Montenegro

The Georgian Foreign Minister has paid an official visit to Montenegro

The FINANCIAL -- On 4-5 June 2015, Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili paid her first official visit to Montenegro, during which the meetings with Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanović, President of the Parliament Ranko Krivokapić, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić and Minister of Defence Milica Pejanović-Đurišić were held.

Talking points included bilateral and multilateral co-operation between the two countries and prospects of enhancing the co-operation. In this context, the two sides made a decision to hold political consultations between their countries by the end of the year, according to MFA Georgia.

Special emphasis was put on the Euro-Atlantic integration of the countries, Georgia’s and Montenegro’s integration with NATO and preparation process of the Warsaw Summit. Tamar Beruchashvili wished Montenegro success in the process of joining the Alliance. Montenegro, in turn, once again reaffirmed its support for Georgia’s integration with NATO. The sides expressed their readiness to intensify co-operation with the NATO aspirant countries. 
The importance of co-operation with Montenegro as a candidate country for membership of the EU was underlined. Montenegro expressed the readiness to share experience to Georgia in different directions, including harmonisation of the Georgian legislation with the EU law.

In the context of bilateral co-operation between Georgia and Montenegro, particular emphasis was put on development of relations in the economic, trade, tourism, cultural and educational spheres.
The two sides expressed their readiness to start work on the visa-free travel between the countries and on the possibilities of introducing the free trade regime with regard for the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA).

Tamar Beruchashvili informed Montenegro’s side on the current situation in Georgia’s occupied territories and in the region as a whole. Montenegro, in turn, once again reaffirmed its unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 

At the official meeting, the President of Montenegro expressed his readiness to pay a visit to Georgia.
Tamar Beruchashvili, on behalf of the Georgian Prime Minister, invited Milo Đukanović to take part in the Silk Road Forum due to be held in Tbilisi in autumn.

At the meeting with the President of the Parliament, Tamar Beruchashvili and Ranko Krivokapić underlined the need to enhance relations between the legislative bodies of their countries. 

Following the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić, a joint press-conference was held.