Montenegro aims to expand bilateral ties with Iran

In a meeting with Iranian Ambassador, Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović underlined the need for the broadening of mutual cooperation.

Filip Vujanovic, President of Montenegro | Council of Europe

During the meeting in the Montenegrin capital, President Vujanović reiterated that the two countries have the needed capacities to deepen their relations in parliamentary, economic and cultural fields.

As Fars News Agency reported, the Montenegrin president pointed to Iran's rich history and culture, and said, "Montenegro is fond of expanding relations in the areas of science, culture, art and tourism."

The Iranian ambassador to Montenegro, for his part, said that the two countries can improve their parliamentary, economic, and cultural cooperation .

He also said that Iranian and Montenegrin private sectors should expand tourism and trade collaborations, and also expressed Iran’s readiness to expand cultural and art collaborations wit Montenegro.

In relevant remarks in May 2016, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with Montenegro's Accredited Ambassador to Tehran Branko Milić underlined Iran's readiness to broaden mutual cooperation in the economic and trade fields.

"We are ready to expand trade and economic ties between the two countries' state and private sectors," Zarif said.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined that Iran has many capacities for the deepening of relations, specially in the economic field.

Montenegro's envoy, for his part, said his country's senior officials are resolved to expedite expansion of ties with Tehran, and said, "We are willing to enhance the two countries' relations through economic and tourism cooperation."

Milić reiterated that Montenegro is ready to facilitate visa regulations for the Iranian nationals willing to visit his country.