Croatian President Zoran Milanović and Montenegrin counterpart Milo Đukanović met today in Zagreb, where Đukanović paid a two-day official visit
After the meeting, Milanovic told the press that he supports a modern, civic and open Montenegro.
Commenting on rising political and ethnic tensions sparked by the recent inauguration of a Serbian Orthodox Church bishop in the Montenegrin town of Cetinje, Milanovic said the Montenegrin head of state is expected to pay a reciprocal visit to Zagreb anyway, however, “developments The latest in Montenegro has accelerated that to happen. “
Djukanovic’s visit came a day after opposition parties, led by Djukanovic’s Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS), demanded the formation of a transitional government tasked with calling early parliamentary elections.
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Milanovic went on to say that Montenegro, Albania and northern Macedonia deserved preferential treatment on their trip to the European Union.
My task is to draw the attention of those in the EU who cannot see this in this fact, he added.
The Montenegrin president arrived in Zagreb on his first official visit abroad since the situation in his country deteriorated with the September 5th coronation of Joanikije in Cetinje.
Djukanovic said that after a year of work by the new government, certain values that Montenegro has achieved in the past are being systematically undermined, and, he says, the path to European Union integration has come to a complete halt. He noted that the state does not have a government that protects the national interests of Montenegro and that the opposition must ensure that it takes over.
Đukanović said it was good that people understood that not every change that happens is a change for the better.
“I think it would be good to bring about change, to keep Montenegro on the path to EU integration and to stop falling in time. “It will depend on the mood of the citizens of our country, time is our ally and, therefore, I do not regret this year”, said Đukanović.
He does not regret, as he said, for these one year since the change of government that should have happened at some point.
“International support comes as a matter of improvement. Montenegro has had and still has support for civic and secular identity and that is exactly what is being attacked now. She has been attacked by the Government’s servility towards the centers of great state nationalism in Belgrade. “I think it will take time for this to become clear to the local and international public,” said anukanović.
It is not necessary, says Đukanović, to draw a conclusion now as to who has support for what.
“I think it is crucial that in Montenegro there is an awareness of the need to have a government that will protect the interests of Montenegro. At the moment, we do not have it, Cetinje has shown this, “said anukanović.