- Category: Politics
- Published on Friday, 28 January 2022 12:57
January 27, 2022
The leaders of the Montenegrin Democratic Front (DF) met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Thursday to discuss the situation in the region, Podgorica daily Vijesti reported.
The pro-Serbia DF is a member of the ruling coalition in Montenegro.
A DF press release said that coalition leaders Andrija Mandic and Milan Knezevic gave a presentation of projects in the north of Montenegro which would secure economic development for that part of the country where a large number of the population consider themselves to be Serbs. It added that the meeting agreed that “peace and stability in the Balkans are priceless”.
The DF leaders told Vucic that Montenegro should be part of the Open Balkan initiative (launched by Vucic, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and former North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev) because regional cooperation and the abolishing of borders is the only way for Montenegro to develop its primary industries which they said were destroyed in the 30 years that the country was ruled by President Milo Djukanovic’s Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS).