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19 JUL 2008

Regional cooperation key for progress in Southeast Europe, say RCC Secretary General, Montenegrin Prime Minister

PODGORICA/SARAJEVO – The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic received full support of the Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in Podgorica yesterday for RCC efforts in promoting cooperation in Southeast Europe.

The two officials agreed that regional cooperation was indispensible for the improvement of lives of the people in Southeast Europe.

Secretary General Biscevic said that active involvement and contribution of Montenegro in this respect was important both for the country's EU accession and for the wider regional Euro-Atlantic integration.

Prime Minister Djukanovic stressed that Montenegro's progress in EU integration served as impetus and encouragement for the entire region to speed up its integration.

The Secretary General also met the Montenegrin Foreign Minister Milan Rocen, who welcomed the idea of devising a mechanism of permanent cooperation between the RCC, the European Commission and the Governments of the region. The two officials agreed that involvement of international financial institutions in the mechanism would additionally strengthen its efficiency and impact.

Secretary General Biscevic informed his hosts of RCC priorities in the fields of economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security, and building human capital.

The visit was a part of Secretary General Biscevic’s round of political consultations with high-level officials of Southeast European countries.

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