PACE's chief addresses Montenegrin parliament

Cavusoglu's planned meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic was postponed to Wednesday.

PACE's chief addresses Montenegrin parliament

Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE) President Mevlut Cavusoglu paid a formal visit to Montenegro on Monday and met President Filip Vumanovic and Foreign Minister Milan Rocen.

Cavusoglu on Monday delivered a speech at the Montenegrin parliament after a meeting with Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic in capital Podgorica.

Cavusoglu said the European Union had strict rules for countries bidding to become a member to the bloc, adding that EU candidates needed to "keep their standards very high" in democracy, human rights, rule of law and economy.

Cavusoglu said good relations between countries in the Balkans were crucial for peace and stability to prevail in the region.

"Countries are not like people. They do not have the chance of switch neighbors. That's why we need to maintain good relations with neighbors we live together," Cavusoglu said.

Cavusoglu noted Montenegro's close cooperation with the international tribunal in the Hague, which he said helped capture of many war criminals.

Cavusoglu is set to meet later on with President Filip Vujanovic and Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic as part of his visit to Montenegro.

Cavusoglu's planned meeting with Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic was postponed to Wednesday.


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