Podgorica, Montenegro (9 October 2014) – The fact that I am in Montenegro now for the first time is a confirmation that the country and the Tribunal for former Yugoslavia have no open issues. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for the intensive and committed cooperation of the Montenegrin institutions with the Hague Tribunal and for the very positive role Montenegro plays in the region in this area, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz has said during his meeting with Prime Minister Milo Đukanović earlier today in Podgorica.
Prime Minister Đukanović noted that Mr Brammertz’s visit offers an additional value to the successful cooperation between Montenegro and the ICTY, an institution that has since its establishment offered a strong support to the restoration of trust and normalisation of relations in the region. He underlined that Montenegro has a responsible approach to its past, which is additionally confirmed by the country’s close cooperation with the ICTY in cases of determining responsibility of Montenegrin citizens and meeting obligations towards the countries in the region.
The two officials agreed that the remainder of ICTY’s mandate should be used to transfer the knowledge and experience of this institution in war crimes matters to the judicial officers in Montenegro
Source: Government of Montenegro