Krivokapić, Karelsohn: Relations should be improved through expert and economic cooperation

Published on: Jun 8, 2021 5:00 PM Author: Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapić met today with the non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Montenegro, H.E. Kristi Karelsohn.

Prime Minister Krivokapić expressed satisfaction with the intensity of diplomatic relations between Estonia and Montenegro, especially when it comes to the mission of Ambassador Karelsohn, who is meeting with the top Montenegrin officials for the fourth time during her two-year mandate.

"I thank the Government of Estonia for donating a batch of protective medical equipment in the midst of the pandemic crisis, through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Solidarity testifies to the importance of coordination and the readiness of the members of this mechanism to support each other in overcoming crisis situations. Today, I have the opportunity to say that the epidemiological situation in Montenegro is such that we can safely host all tourists who planned to spend their vacation on our beautiful beaches and mountains," Krivokapić emphasised.

PM Krivokapić said that Montenegro opened several chapters during the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union and that Estonia participated in direct expert support to Montenegro through the TAIEX instrument, adding that he expects full support from the Republic of Estonia, especially in the area of rule of law, freedoms and security, which are the burning issues of Chapters 23 and 24.

Prime Minister Krivokapić noted that Montenegro wants to enrich cooperation in the field of tourism, agriculture, transport, education, science.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the fruitful bilateral relationship between Montenegro and Estonia, with the engagement of the parliamentary bodies of Montenegro, will soon be crowned with the formation of the Friendship Group with the Republic of Estonia.

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Montenegro Kristi Karelsohn emphasised the importance of improving bilateral relations and the readiness of Estonia to help Montenegro by sending expert support.

Ambassador Karelsohn especially offered assistance in the field of digitalization and exchange of best practices in order to improve and strengthen the capacity for the implementation of public administration reform, and pointed out that there is a large space for the development of economic relations between the two countries.

The Estonian Ambassador expressed satisfaction that Montenegro and Estonia will celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on 13 June, pointing to the fact that Estonia was the first country with which Montenegro has established diplomatic relations.

The officials expressed the expectation that the official visits of the highest representatives of the executive power of both countries could take place very soon.

Zdravko Krivokapić - Kristi Karelson (08.06.2021.)
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