December 12, 2018 - Montenegro and Hungary have very close political cooperation, which is an excellent basis for further developing intensive cooperation on the economic and cultural level, it was concluded today at the meeting of the mayor of Podgorica, Dr. Ivan Vuković, and the ambassador of Hungary, Jozsef Negyesi.
The Mayor assessed that Montenegro has always had the support of Hungary, especially during the NATO accession period, and expressed its gratitude for the country's loudest advocate for joining the Western Balkan countries to the European Union.
Ambassador Negyesi invited the Mayor to visit Budapest, which he welcomed with pleasure, noting that he lived in that city during his doctoral studies and was always happy to return. "
Although this is a city with a different number in population, I believe that Podgorica can make much use of Budapest's experiences, especially when it comes to the revitalization of the city center, but also experiences in the area of waste management and the improvement of public transport," the mayor said.
He assessed that a direct airline between Podgorica and Budapest, which has existed for over ten years, is of great importance for communication and cooperation between the two cities and two countries, and that it has allowed the increase of the number of tourists from Hungary by about 30 percent in the last year.
Hungary is the second largest country per the number of foreign direct investments in Montenegro this year, and this investment potential needs to be further exploited, he said, announcing that the capital will soon present prepared investment packages.
"The capital will make an effort to create a favorable environment for investors, and in that sense, I expect the arrival of a number of Hungarian companies. When it comes to cultural cooperation, it was very lively in the previous period, and I expect that this will continue in the future," the mayor said.
Ambassador Negyesi announced a large number of cultural events next year, organized by the Embassy of Hungary, to be held in Podgorica, and in other Montenegrin cities.
Text by S.Đ., on December 11th 2018, read more at CdM