The first official visit of Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Đukanović to Ukraine will facilitate to the development of bilateral relations. Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov announced during a meeting with his Montenegrin colleague on June 13, 2013.
“I am convinced deeply that today’s visit will contribute to the development of bilateral relations,” he said.
Mykola Azarov stressed that relations between two countries were developing dynamically, however, trade turnover corresponds to the potential of countries not in full. He suggested to commission respective ministries and departments to prepare documents for activization of cooperation.
Moreover, the head of Government emphasized that Ukraine was interested in stirring up cooperation with Montenegro in four branches, in particular, in energy domain.
“Ukraine produces the whole spectrum of products for energy industry, that’s why power energy for us is an extremely interesting branch for cooperation. Ukraine produces cable production, generators, insulators, we have all necessary products for building of transmission lines and power plants,” the Prime Minister said.
According to him, Ukraine would like to participate in the construction of the national network of gas pipelines in Montenegro.
Mykola Azarov considers opening of direct communication between Kyiv and Podhorytsya will also facilitate to stirring up bilateral cooperation. He added that actual lines appear cooperation in tourist, military technical, agro-industrial and cultural-educational spheres.
Prime Minister proposed in the current year to hold Days of Ukrainian culture in Montenegro and Montenegrin culture days in Ukraine.
In turn, Milo Đukanović stressed that Montenegro knows about powerful potential of Ukraine in energy sector and called on Ukrainian companies to participate in realization of energy projects in Montenegro.
“Ukraine has an extremely good potential in power energy. Unfortunately, we are not capable to realize huge energy projects, so we invite Ukrainian partners to take part in such projects,” Prime Minister of Montenegro has said.
Besides, Milo Đukanović thanked to Mykola Azarov for the invitation to participate in work of the first International business conference "ABC: Ukraine & Partners". He added that participating in the conference will be 11 Montenegrin companies.
In the presence of Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov and Prime Minister of Montenegro MiloĐukanović who is staying in Ukraine on the official visit, signing of a series of bilateral documents was held.
So, there have been signed:
- Intergovernmental agreement on motor conveyance of passengers and cargoes. From the Ukrainian side it was signed by Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Kozak, from Montenegrin side – Minister for tourism and sustainable development Branimir Gvozdenović;
- Government on cooperation in the area of protection from natural and other catastrophes. From Ukraine it was signed by the head of State Service for Emergencies Mykhaylo Bolotskykh, form Montenegrin – Minister of Tourism and Sustainable Development Branimir Gvozdenović;
- Agreement between the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and Ministry of Education of Montenegro on cooperation in the area of youth policy, physical culture and sports. From Ukraine it was signed by Minister of Youth and Sports Ravil Safiullin, from Montenegro – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Predrag Ivanović;
- Memorandum on cooperation between the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Montenegro on fight against criminality. From the Ukrainian side it was signed by Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Zakharchenko, from Montenegrin – Minister of Tourism and Sustainable Development Branimir Gvozdenović.