Đukanović to Meet with Palmer, Western Balkans Representative for US State Department

By , 08 Sep 2019, 10:59 AM Politics
Đukanović to Meet with Palmer, Western Balkans Representative for US State Department Copyrights: Office of the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović

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08 September 2019 - On September 09, Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović will host Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and the newly appointed Western Balkans Representative for the United States State Department, who will be in an official visit to Montenegro.

Following the meeting between President Đukanović and US Assistant Secretary of State Palmer, the PR Office of the President will issue a press release.

This September, the US Secretary of State has appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary Matthew Palmer as his Special Representative for the Western Balkans.  In this role, Palmer will lead US efforts to strengthen their diplomatic engagement in support of peace, stability, and prosperity in the region and focus on the integration of the Western Balkan countries into Western institutions.

As Special Representative, Palmer will attend meetings in Vienna and Podgorica, September 4-10. Palmer is expected to meet with Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović, according to the statement of the PR Office of the President.

Đukanović also recently (04.09) hosted a delegation from the United States Congress, led by Senator Lindsey Graham, who was visiting Montenegro. On this occasion, The President showed his appreciation for the attention the United States and Congress paid to Montenegro, as well as Washington's continued support, which he said contributed significantly to maintaining peace, consolidating multi-ethnic harmony, strengthening democracy and implementing social reforms.

The US Congressional delegation also included the wife of Senator McCain, who, in front of the McCain Institute recently hosted by President Đukanović, praised Montenegro's consistency in the fight for human rights, anti-trafficking, and offered expert and other co-operation in order to improve further Montenegro's rating, which was gladly accepted.

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