The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dr. Dritan Abazović, was in the Republic of Turkey, where he participated in the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, which was held from March 11 to 13, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt vuavuşoğlu. Ahead of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, Vice President Abazovic had an official meeting with Miroslav Lajcak, the EU's special envoy for the Western Balkans. "The European Union should help the countries of the Western Balkans on their European path as soon as possible, especially after the events in Ukraine." I informed Mr. Lajcak that the process of forming a European government is nearing its end and I was convinced that the support for Montenegro is really strong. The European Government will implement reforms in order to unblock our integration path as soon as possible, "said Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dr Dritan Abazovic in a conversation with Miroslav Lajcak, EU Special Envoy to Antalya, on the eve of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum. During a bilateral meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt vuavuşoğlu, Deputy Prime Ministers of Turkey and Ukraine Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Volodymyr Zelenski said: "We value the unquestionable and comprehensive support of Turkey, especially in the economic field." Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt vuavuşoğlu congratulated Abazović on receiving a mandate to form a new government, stressing that the Western Balkans should not lose hope in the context of European integration. Deputy Prime Minister of the 42nd Government of Montenegro and Prime Minister-designate v 43. Prime Minister Dr. Dritan Abazović attended the official opening ceremony of the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, during which the host of the forum, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt vuavuşoğlu, and then the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke. "Montenegro needs a government that is 100% pro-European and will have three main directions of action: unblocking the judiciary, economic stability and electoral reform," said Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dr Dritan Abazovic at an official meeting with Oliver Varhelj, European Commissioner for Enlargement and The new Balkans must be part of the European Union, because the European Union is not complete without the Western Balkans.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dr. Dritan Abazović, joined today's March 8 march, which was organized by the Center for Women's Rights on the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day. Absolute support for the women of Montenegro in the sense that we should all contribute to the overall equality and justice in our society much more significantly incorporated. I appreciate today's gathering also because of today's topic, which is especially justified due to the events in the previous period. I accept criticism for the institutions of the system and I think that it is our obligation to have more fun with sanctioning femicide, ie introducing femicide as another criminal offense in the Criminal Code. The obligation of the new government will be, among other things, to increase sanctions in relation to domestic violence and to create conditions for women's equality to be felt much more than it is now, said the Deputy Prime Minister in a press statement. This year's March 8 march is dedicated to the fight against femicide, in memory of women who lost their lives due to partner violence.
Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dr Dritan Abazovic and US Special Envoy for the Western Balkans Gabriel Escobar exchanged views on current events in Ukraine and potential future activities aimed at sanctioning the Russian Federation's aggression in Eastern Europe. Abazovic and Escobar agreed that it is currently crucial for the countries of the Western Balkans to show great determination in defending the values of civilization and to stand to the end together with their EU and NATO allies. Montenegro is ready to expand the range of sanctions in order to fully follow the EU's foreign policy. We will monitor the situation with the Russian oligarchs and take all measures in accordance with the law if they come to Montenegro. In order to preserve the stability and overall security of the country, we are carrying out activities aimed at combating malignant influences in Montenegro, which previously resulted in the expulsion of a Russian diplomat by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition to humanitarian and financial assistance, there will be no shortage of assistance in military equipment, as soon as the internal procedures in Montenegro are completed, Abazovic pointed out.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, in cooperation with the Basketball Association of Montenegro, the Center for Children's Rights and the University Center, organized a gathering of children with the President of the Council for the Rights of the Child Dr. Dritan Abazovic and the President of KSCG Nikola Pekovic. I would like to thank your teachers, the Center for the Rights of the Child, and I would like to wish that all children in Montenegro feel national pride, have in their collection one of the jerseys of any team and that we all feel the community we need in these difficult times. You are the future of this country and I am sure that you will be great representatives, to the pride of your families, your cities and your country, said the Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Council for the Rights of the Child, Dr. Dritan Abazovic. After spending time in the hall of the University Sports and Cultural Center, Abazović and Perović visited the premises of the Center for Children's Rights where they discussed the functioning of the Center for Children's Rights, children's rights in our country, modalities of cooperation and improving relations between the Center for Children's Rights. rights of the child and the Government of Montenegro.
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dr. Dritan Abazović, gave a lecture at the Faculty of Economics on the topic "The impact of the rule of law on the economic development of countries in transition - challenges and prospects of Montenegro."
"We are one step away from opening a new tourist market for Montenegro," said Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dr Dritan Abazovic at a meeting with representatives of one of the largest airlines in Saudi Arabia. They were represented by Stafan Magier, Flynas CEO, Abdulillah Al Eidi, Flynas Vice President and Mehmed Caymaz, Flynas Regional Manager. The meeting was attended by the Executive Director of Airports of Montenegro, Goran Jandreoski, MA, Dr. Eldin Dobardzic, a member of the Board of Directors of the institution and Filip Adzic, Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister. Deputy Prime Minister Abazović pointed out that preparations for the next tourist season are underway and that Montenegro believes in another record season. Abazovic pointed out that Montenegro is trying to open new tourist markets and horizons, and that cooperation with Flynas, in that sense, is extremely important, because it opens a hitherto undiscovered market for Montenegro. Speaking about that, Vice President Abazović mentioned that we have extremely good cooperation and experience with Air Astana, through which 26,000 tourists from Kazakhstan came to Montenegro last season. Representatives of the Saudi airline informed the Deputy Prime Minister about their country, potentials, aspirations and ambition in search of new tourist destinations, noting that in recent years they have opened many new, exotic tourist markets for their clients and are ready to establish direct flights to Montenegro.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Dr. Dritan Abazović, spoke at an extraordinary press conference on the decision of the Prosecutorial Council to terminate the function of state prosecutors who have met the conditions for exercising the right to an old-age pension. "The chief special prosecutor has been dismissed and the fight against organized crime and corruption is finally making sense. I am extremely happy that all the theses that the new Prosecutorial Council is politicized have fallen into the water. You witnessed a broader consensus at today's session, Montenegro can be reconciled ", stated Abazović. He said that no one has anything personal against Milivoj Katnić, but that everyone wants to see a new GST that will resolutely oppose organized criminal groups and those who want to keep Montenegro in the past. "I expect the Prosecutorial Council to announce a competition when the conditions for that are met." "I think this is a great day for Montenegro and for European integration," said Abazovic.