FMs Lukšić, Crnadak: Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina to sign border agreement by 27 August


    Podgorica, Montenegro (3 July 2015) — Sutorina issue has been resolved and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina are close to signing the border agreement until or at the very Vienna conference on 27 August, foreign ministers Igor Lukšić and Igor Crnadak underlined at a press conference following today’s meeting in Podgorica.

    The two countries have developed excellent and friendly relations, which will be further enhanced by signing a set of agreements aimed at improving quality of life of the citizens in the areas of social insurance, protection and advancement of foreign investment, waters, recognition of certificates in agriculture, the two ministers agreed.

    They added that focus should be also placed on enhancing economic ties and infrastructure connectivity, particularly referring to the reconstruction of the Foča-Šćepan Polje road and Nikšić-Plužine-Čapljina railway, as well as the two countries’ participation in regional projects, such as Adriatic-Ionian Pipeline and Adriatic-Ionian Highway.

    The two heads of diplomacy also discussed European and Euro-Atlantic integration of both countries.

    “With regard to EU accession, Montenegro is a few steps ahead of us, but it is our desire to soon sign an agreement on cooperation in the field of European integration,” Minister Crnadak noted.

    He also commended the possibility of Montenegro’s entry into NATO by the end of the year.

    “This year is crucial for Montenegro, and I believe it will be remembered in the history of Montenegro, because Montenegro will receive the invitation and become a NATO member state. It will be good for the stability of the region,” Foreign Minister Crnadak concluded.

    Source: Government of Montenegro