Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic said his country understands and supports Kosovo’s desire to become a member of the Council of Europe.
Djukanovic welcomed Kosovar President Fyuza Osmani, who is making his first official visit to his country, with an official ceremony in the capital, Podgorica.
A joint press conference was held after the two leaders met.
Djukanovic stressed that his country is a country that relies on regional cooperation, and pointed out that the constant principle in relations between his country and Kosovo is the principle of “loyalty to European values.”
Djukanovic stressed that adhering to European values is the only way to ensure stability, saying, “We understand Kosovo’s desire to become a member of the Council of Europe, to become part of the peace partnership and to obtain European status.” The country that is a candidate to join the Union (European Union). We not only understand this, we support it.” He said.
Noting that they also touched on the friendly relations between the two countries with his Kosovo counterpart Osmani, Djukanovic said they agreed to further develop these relations in all possible fields.
In his assessment of the relations between Kosovo and Serbia, Djukanovic said that he believes that an agreement will be reached to solve the problems between the two countries and that they support Kosovo.
– “Kosovo and Montenegro are democratic and sovereign states with a future in the European Union”
Kosovar President Osmani also mentioned that relations between his country and Montenegro are at an important level thanks to the Montenegrin community in Kosovo and the Albanian community in Montenegro.
“There is only one truth; Kosovo and Montenegro are democratic and sovereign states with a future in the European Union. We are not against the rights of the Serb community, but we are against giving Serbia an instrument of control that could undermine our safety and destabilize the region.”
It is scheduled that Osmani will visit tomorrow the municipalities of Tuzi and Ulcinj in southern Montenegro, which are inhabited by an Albanian majority.
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