Montenegrin PM to visit Azerbaijan (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 2
By Gulgiz Muradova - Trend:
Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic will visit Azerbaijan soon, Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic said in an interview with Trend.
He said that the visits of Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and President of the Parliament of Montenegro Ivan Brajovic to Azerbaijan will be organized soon in the light of further strengthening of relations and overall cooperation.
"Relations between Montenegro and Azerbaijan are friendly, with intensive and constructive dialogue at the highest political and working level. As a milestone of our traditionally good relations, President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev signed the Declaration on Friendly Relations and Partnership in 2013," he said.
The minister noted that the two countries have lately made significant steps in the field of public administration and signed the Memorandum on Cooperation in Public Administration, which will significantly support Montenegrin public administration reforms.
"During my recent visit to Azerbaijan in November 2017, and talks with the highest officials, we agreed that there are numerous possibilities for further strengthening of cooperation in the fields of agriculture, tourism, education, science, culture, sport, parliamentary cooperation," he said.
The next meeting of the Joint Economic Committee, due to take place in Baku this year, will certainly contribute to pointing of further areas of cooperation, according to the minister.
Darmanovic further added that Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is also expected to visit Podgorica.
Previously, it was reported that President of Montenegro Filip Vujanovic will visit Azerbaijan to participate in 6th Global Baku Forum on March 15-18.
Azerbaijan has recognized the independence of Montenegro in 2006. Protocol about establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Montenegro was signed on April 24, 2008. Azerbaijan was the third largest investor in Montenegro in 2017.
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