Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT had a meeting with Zdravko Krivokapic, Prime Minister of Montenegro. December 23, 2021

The meeting between Speaker Şentop and Krivokapic held at Villa Gorica State Guesthouse was closed to the press.

According to gathered info, Speaker Şentop told that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a rather historical and successful visit to Montenegro last August and reminded their determination in regards to carrying friendly, brotherly relations further that are free from any issues.

Şentop indicated that Erdoğan had held high level meetings here and in this regard, they had agreed upon increasing bilateral trade volume to 250 million dollars.

Şentop also mentioned interparliamentary relations and told that they attach importance to gaining momentum in interparliamentary cooperation and that they wish to develop existing cooperation continuously with the contributions of proximity and humane ties brought along by common history.

Şentop stated that with the establishment of Montenegro-Turkey Interparliamentary Friendship Group in the Parliament of Montenegro, they would be working closer and emphasized that for them, Montenegro is one of the most significant actors of stability and tranquility in the Balkans.

Şentop reiterated his belief that Montenegro would preserve its multi cultural, multireligious, multi-ethnic structure in the future with Krivokapic’s contributions.

Şentop told that the ever increasing bilateral trade volume was negatively affected by the pandemic and stated that they promote Turkish firms to conduct work in the fields of tourism, health, construction and infrastructure which would provide employment.

Şentop indicated that they also have great cooperation potential in the fields of culture and education and told that TIKA covers projects in the fields of education and health whereas Yunus Emre Institute covers a great dimension of the relations between the two countries with cultural-art activities.

Şentop pointed out that TIKA actualized 399 projects and activities in Montenegro to date and stated that Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center in Podgorica has provided Turkish education to 1686 students since its establishment.

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