The President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, began his official visit to Germany at the invitation of the President of that country, Frank Walter Steinmeier.
Milatović, as announced by the information service of the President of Montenegro, will be welcomed on Tuesday with the highest state honors in the Belvi castle, where a tete-a-tete meeting between Milatović and Štejnmeier is scheduled, followed by a bilateral meeting of the delegations of the two countries.
The topics of discussion will be the strengthening of bilateral political and economic cooperation between the countries as well as the support of Germany, as an important partner and ally, in the acceleration of Montenegro's European path.
Ahead of the meeting with Steinmeier, Milatović met tonight with representatives of the Eastern Board of German Economy on the topic of strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.
"We are interested in attracting German capital in so-called greenfield investments, intensifying economic cooperation and organizing business forums, as well as strengthening trade exchanges in the coming period," said Milatović.
He said that Montenegro is very interested in opening a representative office of the German Chamber of Commerce.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Hamburg port consulting, as well as companies from the ICT, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. The focus of the discussion was on transport infrastructure - Port of Bar, telecommunications and energy.
"Representatives of the German economy, including those companies that already operate in Montenegro such as Telekom and Stada, announced that there is a significant interest of those companies in investing in Montenegro. They announced the arrival of a business delegation from Germany to our country at the beginning of next year and said that they want to build an institutional partnership and help the European integration of our country. They thanked President Milatović for his pragmatic approach and the opportunity to hear from the first man of the country about the prospects of Montenegro," it was announced.
Milatović pointed out that a new government was recently formed that will work to remove all obstacles with the aim of attracting new investments.
"The Eastern Board of the German Economy awards scholarships to final year students and newly graduated students from the Western Balkan countries every year. Montenegro currently has over 35 alumni of this program who did internships in one of the German companies. Association representatives expressed the expectation that the number of scholarship beneficiaries will increase from Montenegro to increase," the announcement reads.
As part of his visit to Germany, Milatović will also be a guest of the German Society for Foreign Policy tomorrow.
"With his stay in Berlin, he continues to start a series of visits to the capitals of the European Union states with the aim of accelerating the European integration of our country," the announcement concludes.