The Mayor of Herceg Novi Stevan Katic welcomed the extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Northern Macedonia to Montenegro Mihajlo Trpkoski, as announced by the local administration.
The Macedonian Embassy will support the connection between the cities of the two countries, said the Ambassador Trpkoski. The participants of the meeting agreed that Herceg Novi and Bitolj, which had been fraternizing since 1965, should recover their co-operation because the opportunities are great.
Ambassador Trpkoski stressed the importance of exchanging experiences on the local level, mutual tourism promotion and initiation of joint projects, which will contribute to the achievement of fulfilling the standards on the path of accession to the European Union.
The Mayor of the Municipality, Stevan Katic, said that he would be pleased to take the necessary steps in order to renew the cooperation between Novi and Bitolj and that in that part the support of the Embassy is of great importance. He also mentioned that Herceg Novi is connected with Strumica, a member of the Federation of European Carnival Cities.
The president and associates proposed several connectivity options, and as central areas highlighted tourism, culture and education, as well as partnership in project design and applications within the pre-accession funds of the European Union.
Katic met the Ambassador with the current situation in Herceg Novi, the problems caused by bad privatization aspirations, as well as, as he said, the growing centralization by the state authorities.
Text by Slavica Kosic, on February 26th 2019, read more at Vijesti