PM Đukanović in Tirana: Infrastructural connectedness, economic cooperation and dialogue form solid basis for region’s integration and prosperity

    Tirana, Albania (29 May 2015) – On the sidelines of the Vienna Economic Forum in Tirana, Prime Minister Milo Đukanović met with his Albanian, Macedonian and Kosova counterparts, Edi Ramma, Nikola Gruevski and Isa Mustafa.

    Montenegro has established very good relations with each state in the region based on common integration goals and projects aimed at boosting development, PM Đukanović highlighted during the meeting with his colleagues from the region.

    PM Đukanović’s meeting with Albanian head of government Edi Ramma discussed the cooperation between the two countries in infrastructure and valorisation of tourist potentials. The two officials agreed to strengthen cooperation through the activities of commission for protection and valorisation of the Skadar Lake. They particularly emphasised the importance minority rights, commending the progress that has been made in that area, adding that the two states should join their forces towards boosting respect for the minority
    rights.

    Montenegro and Macedonia cherish traditionally good bilateral relations, the two heads of government agreed in Tirana yesterday. Mr Gruevski informed PM Đukanović about the current situation in Macedonia and efforts which the state is undertaking in order to overcome the crisis in a peaceful manner. Preserving stability of the region through affirming dialogue is the joint interest of the Western Balkan’s countries in order to reach the full-fledged membership in the EU, the two officials highlighted.

    Following his meeting with the Kosova Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, PM Đukanović commended the results achieved in the process of border demarcation. The two officials pointed out that it is necessary to continue dialogue at the highest political level in order to boost relations between the two countries.

    The meetings underlined that boosting infrastructural connectedness, economic cooperation and dialogue will improve better understanding in the region and form a solid basis for further integration process of the Western Balkans. The overall progress of the region will result in overcoming several decades of lagging behind and making improvements in raising the quality of life of its citizens, the officials concluded.

    Source: Government of Montenegro