PM Krivokapić meets Director for Western Balkans at German Foreign Ministry
Prime Minister Zdravko KrivokapiÄ today met the Director for South Eastern Europe, Turkey, EFTA States, OSCE and Council of Europe at the German Federal Foreign Ministry Susanne SchÃ¼tz.
Prime Minister KrivokapiÄ said the government wants to join the European Union at an accelerated pace. EU membership is our strategic objective, on which Montenegro is constantly working and investing maximum efforts, the Prime Minister stressed.
The Prime Minister thanked Director SchÃ¼tz for the continued support Germany is giving Montenegro on its European path. Prime Minister KrivokapiÄ said the government was determined to undertake rule of law reforms, stressing that the focus was on achieving concrete results in the fight against organized crime and corruption. Prime Minister KrivokapiÄ also informed his interlocutor about the government’s reform programs, stressing that the government’s goal is to develop democracy, citizens and ecology of Montenegro through economic development.
Director SchÃ¼tz said she was happy that Montenegro was the most advanced country in the EU accession negotiations. She underlined that Germany is closely following developments in all Western Balkan countries, stressing that further efforts are needed to accelerate its progress on the EU path.
We want Montenegro to stay on the Euro-Atlantic path, and we hope that it will progress quickly, because it is important, both for your country and for the region, said SchÃ¼tz.
Officials agreed that the Berlin process is of exceptional importance for the countries of the Western Balkans and has an irreplaceable role in strengthening regional cooperation and connecting countries in the region with the EU.