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Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, who is on a visit to Sofia for a meeting with the leaders of the Western Balkans, organized by the Bulgarian Prime Minister and the EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. During the conversation, they noted the good political dialogue and dynamic in the relations between Bulgaria and Montenegro, as well as the main priority of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU - the perspective of the Western Balkans.


“We reiterate our readiness to continue to support Montenegro's negotiation process, including through the expertise of our representatives in various fields,” Prime Minister Borissov said, adding that Montenegro is a good example in the region. “Now you have to mobilize as much as possible for the implementation of decisive reforms in key areas of the political, economic and social life. An important political capital is NATO membership and full alignment with the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU,” the Bulgarian Prime Minister stressed.


Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic congratulated his Bulgarian counterpart and the government on the successful conduction of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and thanked Bulgaria for its efforts to place the Western Balkans at the heart of discussions in Europe. He agreed with Prime Minister Borissov's view that, along with the fulfillment of EU membership conditions, the important infrastructure projects for the connectivity in the region should be started. “This topic is becoming more and more important. This was also visible at the Trieste summit as part of the Berlin process and at the World Bank meeting in Sofia and the EBRD investment forum in London,” Prime Minister Borissov added.