02 February 2019 - Prime Minister Duško Marković hosted former Presidents and Prime Ministers of the countries of our region gathered in the newly formed Podgorica Club and expressed the full support of the Government, to the work of this entity and its further activities to promote the region's prospects, its European integration, and to affirm the policy of good neighborly relations and cooperation.
"The Podgorica Club project is a good project, needed by our region and as an idea and as a vision that can further bring us together and encourage us," Prime Minister stressed. He assessed that it's logical to name the initiative by the capital of our country, which has passed through the process of achieving strategic priorities in the past two decades while preserving good relations with everyone.
"In that matter, Montenegro had serious challenges, but it did not lose a single friend and gained a lot of new ones," Duško Marković noted. The Prime Minister thanked the members of the Podgorica Club for the assistance they provided as the highest state officials to Montenegro during the process of restoring independence, and our European and Euro-Atlantic integrations.
"I see your experience and this format as a potential for gathering people in our region who will seriously think about our common future," Prime Minister Marković said.
Members of the Podgorica Club presented the Prime Minister a program of future work on creating a new narrative and a new vision of our region, stressing that as members of the Club outside of the daily politics, and from this position, they see the possibility of action in the areas of promoting economic, scientific and other cooperation.
Former President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović, former President of the Republic of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski, the Republic of Slovenia Danilo Tirk, the former Prime Ministers of the Republic of Serbia Mirko Cvetković and the Republic of Croatia Jadranka Kosor and former Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zlatko Lagumdžija spoke with the Prime Minister Duško Marković.
The Prime Minister was informed that the Podgorica Club is also composed of former Presidents of the Republic of Slovenia Milan Kučan, the Republic of Croatia Stjepan Mesić and the Republic of Kosovo Fatmir Sejdiu, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Hari Kostov and former President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Nataša Mićić.