Fragogiannis concludes visit to Montenegro with series of meetings

Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openess Kostas Fragogiannis has concluded a two-day working visit to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, the foreign ministry announced on Friday.

During his visit on March 27-28, Fragogiannis met Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milojko Spajić, the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for economic policy, Nik Gjeloshaj, Finance Minister Novica Vučković and Energy Minister Saša Mujović, as well as representatives of the country’s economic agencies.

He also had the opportunity to attend a celebration for the national anniversary, organised by the Greek embassy, where he addressed a greeting, in the presence of the President of the country, Jakov Milatović.

In his meeting with the Montenegrin Prime Minister, Fragogiannis underlined that Greece supports Montenegro’s accession to the EU, as a full member, and assured him that Athens will provide Podgorica with all possible help and expertise in all sectors, in order to achieve the goal of joining the European Union.

On his part,  Spajić praised the efforts of the Greek government in the field of economic reforms, describing Greece as an example to follow in the Balkans and throughout Europe. At the same time, he called on Greek companies to strive for participation in major infrastructure projects, with a budget of eight billion euros, which his government plans to implement within the next five years.

Moreover, he examined with the deputy prime minister ways of attracting Greek investments to Montenegro, strengthening bilateral trade in goods as well as utilising Greek know-how in sectors such as construction, agri-food, finance, energy and maritime transport.

Finally, during his meeting with the Montenegrin Minister of Energy, Professor Saša Mujović, the two countries’ interest in making the most of Greece’s acquired experience and valuable know-how in the field of energy transition and infrastructure development was confirmed. Mujovic described Greece as a reliable partner of Montenegro, underlining that the already existing business presence of a Greek oil company significantly contributes to the development of his country