“Montenegro is a country of European values and has made the most progress on the road to the EU compared to other Western Balkan countries”, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said last night during a working dinner with Prime Minister Duško Marković.
President Pavlopoulos said that Montenegro can count on Greece and all its help in further continuation of the integration process. He estimated that on this path Europe must remain attractive with a strong European perspective for the Western Balkans region.
PM Marković expressed gratitude for the partnership, friendship and support to Montenegro in achieving its development vision and pointed to the good results achieved in economic policy in the past two years. He highlighted the success in implementing financial consolidation and stabilising public finances, reducing unemployment and pointed to economic growth at a rate of over 4.5 percent.
“The plan is to attain a budget surplus by 2020, and to reduce the level of public debt,” the Prime Minister emphasised.
Both sides agreed that there is plenty of space for strengthening economic relations, especially in the areas of tourism and energy.
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