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President of Montenegrin Parliament, Darko Pajovic, spoke at the opening of plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, which is being held in Tbilisi, Georgia. He pointed out that building trust through dialogue is a topic of this year’s session, adding that is precisely the focus of political developments in Montenegro.
At the session, Christine Muttonen from Austria has been elected for a new president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE.
“We have solved the political crisis by ourselves, without international mediation and we are very proud of that. I’m sure this is a good indicator of democratic progress and political maturity, which we have achieved as a nation, ” Pajovic said.
He sent a formal invitation to the OSCE to participate in monitoring the parliamentary elections in October.
Explaining the political situation in Montenegro, Pajovic said that the lack of confidence about the electoral process led to the 11 of the 12 political entities in the parliament to “sit at the table” and after several months of talks an agreement on cooperation between the authorities and the opposition has been signed.
“For the first time after 27 years, the opposition has taken power in the government, including ministerial positions in the ministries of interior, finance, agriculture, labor and social welfare, as well as Deputy Prime Ministers. All this has resulted in political stability in the country, as a prerequisite for securing the condition for fair and free elections and further democratization of the country, which allowed the continuation of the EU and NATO integration, ” Pajovic said.
During his visit to Georgia, Pajovic had a series of bilateral meetings with officials of that country, as well as with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE, Ilkka Kanerva.
He also had separate meetings with the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, as well as with Georgian Foreign Minister, Mikheil Janelidze.
Source: Radio Television Montenegro