Georgian Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze is on an official visit to Montenegro on October 8-10. Within the framework of the visit, Speaker Talakvadze met with his Montenegrin counterpart, Ivan Brajovic, the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic and the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milutin Simovic.
Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze serves an official visit to Montenegro
By Tsotne Pataraia
Friday, October 11
The Georgian delegation is composed of MPs Tengiz Khubuluri, Edisher Toloraia, Head of Georgia-Montenegro Friendship Group Beka Natsvlishvili and the Chief of the Speaker’s Cabinet Nikoloz Samkharadze.
At bilateral and enlarged format meetings, the Speakers of the Georgian and Montenegrin Parliaments discussed bilateral relations and further deepening of cooperation in various fields. The parties also touched upon Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration and emphasized the importance of sharing the experience of the friendly countries in this process. Ivan Brayovic reaffirmed Archil Talakvadze of Montenegro's firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, as well as its Western aspirations.
Following the meeting, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and the Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro made held a joint press conference where they reiterated their readiness to deepen cooperation. Archil Talakvadze thanked his colleagues for supporting Georgia's territorial integrity and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
The Chairman of the Georgian Parliament noted that the partnership between Georgia and Montenegro will give more impetus to the parliamentary relations:
“Our culture and history are what defines our essence and this is what our countries are most respected. There are many similarities between our countries in this regard, which can be used as a basis for strengthening future ties between people,” Talakvadze stated.
He also expressed his gratitude to the Montenegrin Armed Forces for their active participation in multinational military exercises:
“We express our gratitude to the Montenegrin Armed Forces for their active participation in the multinational military exercise. These exercises aim to increase interoperability with NATO and partner countries and enhance Black Sea security. We are proud that our military supports regional peace and stability, "said Archil Talakvadze.
The meeting between the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and the President of Montenegro Milo Djukanovic mainly focused on the contribution that Georgia makes to regional peace and stability, and the country's key role in international missions was also highlighted. Milo Djukanovic expressed his interest in ongoing reforms in Georgia and reaffirmed Georgian speaker of his unwavering support for Georgia's territorial integrity and expressed readiness to further deepen cooperation.
Archil Talakvadze also met with the Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Milutin Simovic, where the sides discussed activating links in education, culture, and tourism and future steps were also planned.
The Speaker of Georgian Parliament, together with his delegation, visited the memorial of the fighting guerrillas and laid a wreath. As part of his visit to Montenegro, he also attended the opening of Georgia's honorary consulate in Bar, a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro.