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Monday, 13. May 2013. 14:19

President of the Parliament of Montenegro Mr Ranko Krivokapić participated in the Conference of the Presidents of Parliaments of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative

The Conference held in Brdo, near Kranj.

Topics of the Conference of the Presidents of Parliaments were “Adriatic-Ionian Initiative as means for dealing with common challenges and encouraging of Western Balkan countries approach to the European Union” as well as “The creation of European macro regional strategy and the role of Adriatic-Ionian Initiative - involvement and perspective of the parliamentary dimension of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative”

Speaking of cooperation in Adriatic-Ionian Initiative, President Krivokapić emphasized parliamentary cooperation and parliamentary diplomacy as an important segment not only in strengthening political relations, but also as an instrument for facilitating establishing of project cooperation in different areas.

He said that Montenegro had excellent experiences with countries of the region, stating the example of Slovenia, that Montenegro realized important Twining projects with, as well as the Croatia that continuous cooperation in the field of European integration had been conducted.

Mr Krivokapić stressed that project realization was of common regional interest with the aim of improving standard of living of the citizens, and it had to be the priority of the next stage of their mutual relations, emphasizing that by economy strengthening of their countries, the credibility of their common commitment for policy of cooperation and integration would also be strengthened.

During the Conference, President Krivokapić also met the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Janko Veber, exchanging with him parliamentary experiences of the two countries with numerous challenges of the European integration process.

President Krivokapić informed Mr Veber on reforms conducted in the Parliament of Montenegro in order this institution to be prepared in the proper manner for new parliamentary obligations during the process of accession negotiations.

Mr Krivokapić thanked Mr Veber on the previous support which Slovenian Parliament provided to Montenegro on numerous occasions, passing a very rich own parliamentary experiences during Slovenian joining to the EU.

During the conversation with Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Karl Erjavec, NATO integrations and expectations and obligations of Montenegro on its path towards membership in the Alliance were especially discussed, on occasion of which Mr Erjavec stated that Slovenia fully supported Montenegrin aspirations in this process.