Montenegro is fully committed to the improvement of regional cooperation, announced the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Goran Đurović, emphasizing the importance of the existence of green and blue corridors.
As part of Albania’s presidency of the Berlin Process, Đurović was in Tirana in recent days at the invitation of the Albanian Ministry of Finance and Economy and the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Albania, in order to participate in the Forum of Ministers of Economy of the Western Balkans and the Business Forum.
At the Forum of the Ministers of Economy of the Western Balkans, Đurović emphasized that Montenegro is fully committed to the improvement of regional cooperation through the implementation of the Action Plan for a common regional market and CEFTA 2006, as important instruments for accelerating the economic convergence of the Western Balkan region with the EU and developing good neighborly relations in the region.
“He especially welcomed the Trade and Transport Facilitation 2.0 project, which will be implemented with the support of the World Bank (WB) within the framework of the Transport and Trade Facilitation Program in the Western Balkans and emphasized that Montenegro signed an agreement with the WB on February 3rd this year, in the amount of EUR 14.5 million, which for the first time ensured the support of that financial institution to the transport sector in Montenegro, in this volume,” the Ministry’s announcement states.
When it comes to the free movement of goods and their easier and faster flow at border crossings in the region, Đurović emphasized the importance of the existence of green/blue corridors and pointed out that the expansion of the Green Corridors from the Western Balkans region to EU members is an example of one of the most successful regional initiatives.