Markovic: Closing markets and blocking resources is not European behaviour, Montenegro makes ports available to neighbours
Prime Minister Duško Marković spoke today with with Austrian Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi and Prime Ministers of the other Western Balkan countries. Mr Marković said that the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to show our unity and commitment to European values and principles and Montenegro will act in that spirit and that is why its ports will be available to the countries of the region.
“It is up to us, the leaders of the region, to set an example and make decisions as good neighbours. In this spirit, Montenegro has, in addition to numerous measures to protect its citizens, decided to make its ports available to countries in the region in order to ensure the flow of goods and to keep its borders open for trade and supply. With a full understanding of the need of all countries to help their citizens first, I believe that closing markets and economies, blocking resources and goods is not an expression of solidarity or of European values. In these moments, in the face of this difficult crisis, we need the European idea of unity more than ever” Prime Minister Marković said at a video conference.
Source: Vlada Crne Gore