Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović congratulated Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Greek Independence Day on March 25, as well as on the completion of 200 years since the Greek uprising and 140 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Greece and Montenegro.
“On the occasion of March 25 – the Independence Day of Greece, the great jubilee of 200 years of Greek freedom, which you celebrate, on behalf of the citizens of Montenegro and on my own behalf, I express my best wishes warmest and best wishes for the further progress of your country and the prosperity of the friendly Greek people, “Đukanović stated in a televised message.
He said he gladly accepted Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s invitation.
“It is an extraordinary honor for me to send a message of peace, friendship and cooperation together with you and the friends of Greece around the world on this unique occasion,” Đukanović said.
He said Montenegro and Greece nurture traditionally friendly relations.
“This year, our countries are marking 140 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, in memory of the day when Greece, among the first countries, accredited its diplomatic agent Alexandros Logothetis in the capital Cetinje. It was January 4, 1881, “said Đukanović.
He believes that today is an opportunity to remember important events and figures from the common history of the two countries.
“One of the most famous is certainly the great warrior, Greek national hero and military leader Vaso Brajović, known in your country as Vaso Crnogorac, one of the participants in the struggle for the liberation of Greece, and today an eternal symbol of the invincible Friendship Montenegrin-Greek “, said Đukanović.
He said that Brajovic’s courage, military and human virtues, as well as his commitment to freedom are to this day symbols of the highest values and the eternal desire of the Montenegrin and Greek people to preserve and defend freedom and independence.
“Even later in the bleak history of the Balkans and Europe, our countries shared many common missions like the one in Crete in 1897, when the decision of the Great Powers entrusted Montenegro with the role of peace and one of Vaso Crnogorac’s sons led the Troops. Greek, ”said Đukanović.
Today, Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović and Greek Ambassador to Montenegro Panayotis Partsos laid a wreath at the memorial to Greek national hero and military leader Vaso Brajović.