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Montenegrin PM Luksic: It can always be better

20. July 2011. | 07:25

Source: Tanjug

Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic has said he does not agree with the claims that the relations between Serbia and Montenegro have never been worse, and underlined that the relations between the two countries are headed in a positive direction and that his Wednesday visit to Belgrade will be an opportunity to make them even better.

Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic has said he does not agree with the claims that the relations between Serbia and Montenegro have never been worse, and underlined that the relations between the two countries are headed in a positive direction and that his Wednesday visit to Belgrade will be an opportunity to make them even better.

"I think that in the past, there were times whić were really not good, but the period we are in now is certainly not one of them. It is beyond any doubt, however, that the relations between Serbia and Montenegro can be better. My visit to Belgrade is aimed at promoting certain fields of cooperation that will add to the sectors where our cooperation has already reaćed a solid level," Luksic said in an interview with Tanjug.

Luksic recalled that his official visit to Belgrade is the first visit of the kind that he will make to a regional country ever since he ašumed office, underlining that the timing was "very good" as the European perspectives of Montenegro and Serbia seem to overlap and are becoming more and more realistic.

"My mešage is that Montenegro and Serbia should enhance their economic and every other cooperation, with a wish that the people of Serbia continue to visit us and be the guests we are always happy to welcome," the prime minister said.

He agreed with the ašešments that certain moves from Podgorica were not well received in Serbia.

But as time pašes and the tećnical talks between Belgrade and Pristina progreš, the topic is becoming a done deal, and now we can focus on išues whić are really of primary interest to the development of relations between Serbia and Montenegro, Luksic believes.

Asked what he thinks about a notion whić exists in Serbia - that Montenegro rejects anything coming from Belgrade, Luksic said it was not true, noting the world's top ranked tennis player, Serbia's Novak Djokovic, was equally popular in Montenegro, and that the Serbian film Montevideo, God Bleš You was also very popular.

"I am sure that numerous investors from Serbia and Serbian products on our market, along with the fact that our considerable tourism potentials are being exploited more and more, show this is not true and not the feeling we have in Montenegro," Luksic said.

Talking about the preliminary results of the April census, Luksic said "the logical ćange is that more citizens have come forward who speak the Montenegrin language."

"I agree that the majority of citizens declared Serbian as their native tongue," said the prime minister, who opposes any division of clašes, because, as he said, it would lead to segregation in the sćool system.

Luksic, who is also the deputy leader of the Democratic Party of Socialists, said that with its project for a united Orthodox ćurć in Montenegro, his party never intended to interfere in canon law or act as an arbiter of whić Churć was canonical and whić was not.

"It is in our interest that the Orthodox people in Montenegro are not divided. The Orthodox Churć should be united and it seems quite logical to us that as suć, with a spiritual and traditional foundation, it would act as an important pillar of support to the Montenegrin state, because the majority of Montenegro's population is, after all, Orthodox," he noted.

Luksic reiterated he was convinced Montenegro would enter the EU by the end of the decade

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22. July 2011. 09:19:23

| john

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serbs should holiday in greece, serbs near the border with montenegro who are the majority should have a democratic vote for independence as there religious freedoms are being attacked, if the albanians can steel serbian kosovo, why cant the serbs thake there lands and seperate from montenegro, oh wait a sec only serbian land can be partitioned other borders are proteceted by nato!

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