19 March 2019 - Montenegro is strongly dedicated to the rule of law and in that area, especially in fighting organised crime and corruption, has achieved serious progress, Prime Minister Duško Marković pointed out at the meeting with Ambassador of Belgium in Montenegro Koen Adam.
“Over the last year, we have launched a brutal crackdown on organised crime, broken up criminal groups and prosecuted their leaders. Montenegro is a safe and stable country” PM Marković noted, highlighting that institutions are ready and capable of tackling all the challenges.
Noting that Montenegro is a reliable partner in NATO, Ambassador Adam praised its results on the path to the EU and stated that it is a forerunner in that area.
The Prime Minister informed Ambassador Adam about the great results of economic policy in the last two years, pointing to the high economic growth, reduction of employment, budget deficits, as well as to the plan to enter the budget surplus: “We have started intensive economic development that should contribute to a better life of citizens.”
Montenegro and Belgium have established excellent relations, the two officials stressed, and agreed on the need to boost economic ties through potential investment in the areas of tourism, agriculture, energy and infrastructure.
The officials also exchanged views on the situation in the region.
During the mid-December 2018 a consulate of Montenegro led by the Honorary Consul Enisa Jarović was opened in Antwerp, Belgium. At the opening of the Consulate, Foreign Minister Srđan Darmanović said that Montenegro and the Kingdom of Belgium have traditionally friendly relations and that the opening of the consulate headed by the Honorary Consul will give additional impetus to a stronger, especially economic and cultural connection of the two countries.
During this occasion Ambassador of Montenegro in Belgium, Vladimir Radulović emphasized that by opening a consulate led by Honorary Consul in Flanders, the two countries, two regions, are additionally connected, creating new opportunities for cooperation in various domains.