Croatia, Montenegro parliament speakers say bilateral disputes should be resolved in line with international law

Budva - Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković and his Montenegrin counterpart Ivan Brajović on Monday called for strengthening the two countries' cooperation and dialogue, notably in efforts to resolve outstanding bilateral issues in line with international law. 

The two parliament speakers met in the Montenegrin resort of Budva ahead of a conference of the parliament speakers of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative.

Jadroković also spoke about the importance of recognising cultural identity and historical facts, notably regarding the Croat community in Montenegro.

"In the spirit of good neighbourly relations and partnership, a joint nomination of the Boka Navy for UNESCO's cultural heritage list would have a multiple positive effect," Jandroković said, adding that the work of the intergovernmental committee for the protection of minorities should be fully supported in order to strengthen the minorities' status.

He also underlined that Croatia supported Montenegro's EU journey and was always ready to provide concrete support.

The two parliament speakers also discussed better transport connectivity, with emphasis on the Adriatic-Ionian motorway project, and economic cooperation.

Author: Hina/Office of the Speaker