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The President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, noted that his visit to Serbia today opened a new page in bilateral relations.

Milatović was received with an official ceremony by his Serbian counterpart, Aleksandar Vucic, as part of his contacts in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The two leaders held a joint press conference after their meeting.

Expressing that he came to Belgrade after his visit to Brussels, Montenegrin President Milatović said, “The presence of Mr. Vucic at the swearing-in ceremony in May and my coming here in a short time are important for the revival of relations.” He said.

Noting that Serbia is an important trading partner for Montenegro, Milatović emphasized that the EU membership process is a common goal of both countries.

President Milatović stressed the importance of developing a sense of mutual trust and said, “We must develop relations further rather than spoil them. With this visit, a new page will be opened in our relations.” Make an evaluation.

“We decided to strengthen our cooperation”

Vucic and his Montenegrin counterpart stated that they discussed many important issues such as highway construction, railways, energy cooperation in the field of infrastructure and said, “We have decided to strengthen bilateral cooperation. Our people should also feel our mutual good relations.” He said.

Pointing out that Montenegro is an important partner country, Vucic said: “We have traditional relations with Montenegro, not only in the field of economy expressed in numbers. Many Serbs live in Montenegro and many Montenegrins live in Serbia.” He said.

Claiming that “some groups” in Montenegro were trying to create fear against Serbia, President Vucic said, “Serbia will only participate in matters that Montenegro wants. We are talking about building a common future in a civilized way.” Use phrases.

As part of his visit to Belgrade, Milatović is expected to visit Vladislav Ribnekar Primary School, where an armed attack took place in the country in May, in which 9 children and a security guard were killed.

Meanwhile, local media reported that he is pro-Serbia for Milatović, who won the second round of the presidential elections held in Montenegro on April 2 and has been serving as the country’s new president since May.


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