Montenegro is a heterogeneous, multinational and multicultural country that recognizes the security and the need to respect universal human rights and freedoms in the context of migration, Interior Minister Mevludin Nuhodzic said.
At the World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, held in Baku, he pointed out that Montenegro has the principle of "Living together as equals in dignity".
"In Montenegro, we have recognized that our obligation - not only national and political, but also human - is to provide appropriate institutional and legal assistance to the displaced people, and we have launched all the mechanisms to find them a haven without disturbing the stability of the state and region," Nuhodzic said.
As stated, Montenegro has been recognized as a connecting factor and an example of security preservation in the Western Balkans.
Nuhodzic said that Montenegro is respecting security needs, on the one hand, and the need to respect universal human rights and freedoms in the context of migration on the other.
"Montenegro, as a responsible society, shows great sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable persons, striving to legitimize itself in this way as well, as a society of European values and perspectives," Nuhodzic said.
He, as the main speaker in the panel on "Migration, Displacement and Human Security," stated that Montenegro, as a model for European democracy, created its society as an inclusive community in its legislation that understands the reasons and causes for which people are forced to leave their mother countries.
"Montenegro has built an open society that has reduced the level of xenophobia, racism and other forms of intolerance to the smallest possible extent, in the spirit of our multicultural tradition." Montenegro is truly living its diversity," Nuhodzic said.
He stressed that Montenegro was devoted to international efforts to ensure effective management of migration in all dimensions and to support the adoption of a Global Compact for safe, regulated and regular migrations.
Text by MINA News, on May 3rd, 2019, read more at Vijesti