"As a future member of the European Union, and presently the candidate country for membership, Montenegro is ready to contribute to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the European Union and China. In the period after the Summit, we are expecting that through the feasibility studies, the possibilities for connecting the future Belgrade-Budapest highway are explored, with ports in Montenegro and Albania, as agreed in Budapest. In addition, we are encouraged by a similar attitude highlighted in this year's Guidelines, including ports in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia," said Markovic.
He pointed out that Montenegro is entering the final phase of building the first section of the Bar-Boljar highway and that this project represents an example of successful cooperation within Mechanism "16 + 1". "The Government of Montenegro creates the preconditions for the continuance of the construction of other sections of the highway, to the border with the Republic of Serbia. In this connection, I urge you to encourage companies from your countries to show interest in the realization of this project in partnership with the Government of Montenegro. For this and similar capital projects it is necessary to further strengthen the cooperation of banks and financial institutions of Central and Eastern European countries and the Republic of China," said Markovic.
Recalling that Montenegro, at last year's Summit in Budapest, was given the confidence to lead the establishment of the Coordination Mechanism for the Cooperation in Environmental Protection, Markovic announced a Ministerial Conference in Podgorica in September that will mark the beginning of the work performance to be carried out by this Coordination Mechanism.
Text by B.M., on July 7th 2018, read more at CdM