Rumen Radev: Bulgaria Highly Appreciates Montenegro’s Contribution to Building Good-Neighborly Relations and Strengthening Stability in the Balkans

President Rumen Radev and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dusko Markovic, who is visiting Sofia, discussed at a meeting held at 2 Dondukov street promoting trade and investment exchange between Bulgaria and Montenegro and improving connectivity in Southeastern Europe. The meeting was also attended by Vice-president Iliana Iotova, the presidential office reported.

Information technologies, energy and tourism were highlighted as particularly promising areas of bilateral cooperation. Bulgaria and Montenegro are the most active countries in establishing an International Sustainable Technologies Institute in Southeastern Europe, which should contribute to the more equal distribution of the scientific potential and scientific infrastructure in Europe and create more opportunities for the professional career development of the young people from the region.

The beneficial bilateral partnership in the security and defense areas was noted at the meeting. The two countries share not only common interests and positions, but also face common challenges related to strengthening peace, security and stability in the region, Rumen Radev said. "We expect that the bilateral cooperation within NATO and the joint military exercise will continue," the Head of State said.

Bulgaria highly appreciates Montenegro's contribution to building good-neighborly relations and strengthening stability in the Balkans, President Radev further said and reiterated our country's support for Montenegro's EU accession. "Montenegro has made a lot of progress and we will continue to provide assistance in this process," Rumen Radev noted.

Dusko Markovic voiced gratitude for Bulgaria's principled and consistent support for Montenegro and its European integration and highlighted the...

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