PODGORICA, 6 July 2021 – Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro Dr. Dritan Abazović received the director of the International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) Assist. Prof. Dr. Zijad Bećirović.
Director of the Institute Dr. Bećirović presented to Dr. Abazović the work of the Institute in the Balkan region and the Middle East, with special emphasis on Montenegro and the promotion of bilateral and regional cooperation. In the forefront were projects related to the process of Montenegro’s accession to the EU. In the next period, the IFIMES International Institute intends to publish a special issue of the international scientific journal European Perspectives, which will be dedicated to the process of Montenegro’s accession to the EU.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro presented the priorities of Montenegro on its path to the EU, the fight against crime and corruption, the rule of law, the importance of economic development of Montenegro and current events in this country. He emphasized the importance of the country’s faster progress on the path to the EU.
At the end of the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Abazović and director Dr. Bećirović agreed that regional security, stability and peace, as well as the accelerated resolution of open issues, are very important.
Director of IFIMES dr. Bećirović invited the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro to give a lecture at the Institute soon, which Dr. Abazović gladly accepted.