02 September 2019 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro Srđan Darmanović, attended Informal Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs which takes place in Helsinki, Finland recently. Minister Darmanović was invited by High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto. Minister of Foreign Affair of Montenegro Srđan Darmanović pointed out that Montenegro was encouraged by the support it received in further integration of Western Balkans.
"We believe that enlargement policy, based on the regatta principle, is the only credible strategy for the reform of our societies and acceleration of economic growth, but also for ensuring security, peace and competitiveness," stated Minister Srđan Darmanović.
He pointed out that Montenegro was a leader in the process and stated that he is sure that, by the end of this year, Montenegro is going to open the remaining negotiating Chapter VIII.
During the session dedicated to cooperation in the region Minister Darmanović said that Montenegro recognized the importance of progress every country had made towards its European Union journey.
Participants of the meeting in Helsinki exchanged opinions about human rights protection and gender equality and stated that respect for international law, promotion of universal human rights, democracy and rule of law were at the core of the foreign activities of the European Union, Cafe del Montenegro reports.
Minister Darmanović stressed Montenegro’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights at both the national and international level.
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