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PM Marković to participate in EU-Western Balkans Summit, Vienna Economic Forum in Sofia

Published date 16.05.2018 18:15 | Author PR Service

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Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković will participate in the European Union – Western Balkans Summit in Sofia on Thursday, and will take part at a session of the Vienna Economic Forum under the motto "Economy meets Politics" on Friday.

Heads of state and government of EU member states and six countries of the Western Balkans will gather at the Summit, which represents one of the key events in 2018 for the integration process and the perspective of the Western Balkans in the European Union.

In addition to the host, Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, the Summit will be attended by President of the European Council Donald Tusk, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

At this Summit, the first time since the EU Summit held in Porto Carras near Thessaloniki in 2003, the topics will be the Balkan region, ie its European integration.

The Summit will be centred on the theme of connectivity.

The Summit will be an opportunity for Montenegro to present itself once more as a leader in the process of European integration of the countries of the region, to point out the successes it has achieved so far, and to announce additional engagement to accelerate the dynamics of the negotiation process. Additionally, the event will be another opportunity to show the significance of the politics of good neighborly relations that Montenegro actively implements and which has already been recognised as a factor of stability in relations in the Western Balkan region.