Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis meets with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Sdrjan Darmanovic (Barcelona, 10 October 2019)
Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis met with Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs Sdrjan Darmanovic yesterday, 10 October, on the margins of the 4th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean, in Barcelona.
The Greek Alternate Minister briefed the Montenegrin official on Greece’s intention to support the concurrent accession of its neighbouring countries to the EU, stressing the importance of this for maintaining stability in the region, and he expressed Greece’s support for the completion of Montenegro’s EU accession process. In this context, he underscored that Greece supported EU enlargement in the Balkans from the outset, referring to the Thessaloniki Agenda of 2003.
The Montenegrin Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the Alternate Minister for the support Greece has given Montenegro with regard to joining NATO and for the Greek Air Force’s monitoring of Montenegrin airspace, and he requested Greece’s support for the completion of the accession negotiations with the EU and the opening of Chapter 8. In closing, Mr. Darmanovic thanked the Greek side for its support on military training issues and specifically for the additional training of officers and personnel of Montenegro’s armed forces at Greek military academies.