Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić today met the Director for South Eastern Europe, Turkey, EFTA States, OSCE and Council of Europe at the German Federal Foreign Ministry Susanne Schütz.
Prime Minister Krivokapić 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 Schütz for the continued support Germany is giving Montenegro on its European path. Prime Minister Krivokapić 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 Krivokapić 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 Schütz 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 the countries of the Western Balkans, stressing that further efforts are needed to accelerate its progress towards the EU.
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 Schütz.
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.