Pejanovic-Djurisic: Ministry had no information on the attack; I do not expect to be in the new government

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The Ministry of Defence had no information on the planned attack on election day in Montenegro, said the minister Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic. Asked whether she expected to be in the new government, Pejanovic-Djurisic said she had no expectations.

“In this regard, the Montenegrin Armed Forces (VCG), ie the Ministry of Defence as you probably ask me that, had no information on the subject”, Pejanovic-Djurisic said, answering a reporter’s question about VCG findings on the planned terrorist attack on 16 October.

Pejanovic-Djurisic is taking part in the meeting of defence ministers of NATO. There she told reporters that citizens were probably interested in the way the current political situation in Montenegro has been assessed.

“Of course, you can assume that this is not a topic of the meeting here, because it is not something that is directly related to the agenda”, said Pejanovic-Djurisic in Brussels.

She added that the fact was Montenegro had specific obligations as a country that is on its way to become a full member soon.

“In this sense, all of our allies and partners expect us to show that primarily our institutions, and then all political entities are aware of the need to ensure the stability of operation and that in this way, in fact, show that the reforms were implemented well (which is why we got to this level of integration in the alliance)”, she added.

Asked whether she expected to be a member of the next government, Pejanovic-Djurisic said that she had no expectations.

“You know that I am a ‘project based’ minister who has been in the government with the aim to provide the conditions for the state to become a member of NATO as soon as possible. I think in that sense the project has been done well”, she said.

Asked to comment on the decision of the DPS executive committee to appoint Dusko Markovic as the party’s candidate for prime minister, she said she assumed that was a DPS’s decision.

“I’m here today, I am not at meetings of DPS and it would not be nice if I commented on that issue from Brussels”, Pejanovic-Djurisic added.

Source: Cafe Del Montenegro