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Southeast European Times: Serbia recognises Montenegro

Published date: 15.06.2006 20:50 | Author: Kliping inostranih medija

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The Serbian government has adopted a decision recognising the Republic of Montenegro, an official press release said Thursday (15 June). Conditions have been fulfilled for the establishment of diplomatic ties "which will contribute to the development of friendly and good-neighbourly relations", it said. The government also approved extending Serbian citizenship to Montenegrin citizens who have places of residence in Serbia.

On Wednesday, the Montenegrin government said Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Greece, Norway and Romania had extended recognition and offered to build ties. The same day, the Council of Europe (CoE) Committee of Ministers accepted Montenegro's request for full-fledged membership in the organisation. (Serbian government Web site, Vijesti - 15/06/06;