Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ meeting with Prime Minister of Montenegro Milojko Spajić

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met at noon with the Prime Minister of Montenegro Milojko Spajic, at Maximos Mansion.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Prime Minister stated:

“Good to meet you, Prime Minister. It’s a real pleasure to welcome you. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to go to Delphi this year because I’m travelling tomorrow. It’s a pleasure to host you here, to take stock of the progress that our bilateral relations have made over the past years. I understand there’s also much more we can do in terms of economic cooperation, but also to congratulate you on your commitment to implementing the necessary reforms to come closer to the European family.

You’ve made a lot of progress, and I think this needs to be recognised, and we will continue to support you on this journey. We know it’s complicated and difficult, but we view you and your country as a bright spot in the Western Balkans in terms of really honouring your commitments and I think your success is a broader success for the Western Balkans. Again, welcome”.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Montenegro noted: “Thank you so much for such a warm welcome. We really feel at home in Greece. Montenegrins, I think we are very close to Greece. We feel culturally, historically, in so many other ways connected.

I find Greece as a strategic ally for Montenegro. It is a country that we share values and that we want to share the market. That’s something that’s very dear to my heart. I’m very focused on the economy and economic growth in Montenegro. This is one of the prime reasons we are here”.

During the meeting, they discussed the will to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the field of economy and investment.

The Prime Minister reiterated Greece’s support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans and congratulated his counterpart on the progress achieved by Montenegro in this direction in recent months.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed that Greece will continue to provide expertise and all assistance to Montenegro to support this progress, which is important both for Montenegro and for the broader accession perspective of the Western Balkans.