Montenegro’s Assistant Economy Minister, Goran Scepanovic in a meeting with Iran’s non-residing ambassador in Podgorica Wednesday expressed his country’s will for expansion of comprehensive ties with Iran, especially in energy, economic and ports fields.
Scepanovic elaborated on his country’s economic status and infrastructure activities in Montenegro, including the Montenegro-Serbia highway in his meeting with Ambassador Majid Fahimpur.
He said that the highway is of great importance for Montenegro’s national economy as it will join Podgorica with other regional countries.
He said that tourism generates 20% of Montenegro’s gross national income (GNI) calling for cooperation with Iran in that field.
The Montenegrin assistant minister meanwhile informed Famipur that his country has begun negotiations aimed at membership in the European Union and expects to join the EU by the year 2020.
The Iranian envoy spoke about the appropriate atmosphere in Tehran for expansion of cooperation comprehensive cooperation as an aftermath of termination of nuclear sanctions and the great enthusiasm of various countries for expansion of ties with Iran.
‘The expansion of bilateral ties will definitely secure both nations’ interests and mutual respect is a paradigm in the Iranian foreign policy in relations with all countries,’ he said.
Fahipur also announced Iran’s readiness for various economic investments, including in infrastructure, ports, naval, transportation, and tourism fields in Montenegro.