Belgrade, Serbia (16 December 2014) – On the sidelines of the Belgrade’s 3th meeting of heads of governments of China and Central and East Europe, Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister Vujica Lazović met with Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic Jan Mladek for talks on boosting economic relations between the two states.
DPM Lazović said that high quality economic cooperation established between the two countries should be continued, emphasising that the trade exchange does not correspond with the great interest voiced by investors from the Czech Republic. By the same token, he said that a meeting of the two countries’ business people should be organised in order to present potential for cooperation.
As potentially priority areas, the two officials underlined energy, infrastructure and tourism. In that regard, Minister Mladek emphasised that his government pledges strong support to the Czech companies which have applied to participate in the implementation of Montenegro’s development projects, namely the construction of the Block II of the Thermal Power Plant Pljevlja ad certain infrastructural projects, such as the reconstruction of the railway station in Podgorica representing the continuation of the cooperation aimed at the reconstruction of the Podgorica – Nkšić railway.
DPM Lazović also referred to the integration process of Montenegro and the track record developed, stressing Montenegro’s commitment to the accession to the European Union, and thanked the Czech Republic for the support it has been providing its EU bid
During the Economc Forum in Belgrade, Deputy Prime Minister Lazović met with representatives of Chinese companies interested in making investment in Montenegro, such as China Poly Group Corporation, China Machinery Engineering Corporation, PowerChina and Hydrochina.
Source: Government of Montenegro