President of the Bundestag Mr Wolfgang Schäuble congratulated Mr Aleksa Bečić on his election as the President of the Parliament of Montenegro, emphasising that he was looking forward to cooperation at the bilateral and international level, and the intensification of relations between the two parliaments.
In his reply, President Bečić said that further improvement of relations with the friendly Federal Republic of Germany would be one of the priorities of his and the engagement of the current convocation of the Parliament of Montenegro.
“The support of the Federal Republic of Germany and good understanding of current processes are crucial for further progress of Montenegro towards membership in the Union.
In this regard, maintaining regular communication with the Bundestag, bearing in mind its role in the decision-making process in the further stages of European integration, is of immeasurable importance for the Parliament of Montenegro”, Mr Bečić emphasised in his reply.
President Bečić noted that he greatly appreciated that the Federal Republic of Germany had further specified its efforts towards further integration of the Western Balkans within the Berlin Process, which has already introduced considerable progress in the economic development of the region, especially through infrastructural connections, improving cooperation in the field of science, social dialogue and resolving open political issues.
“I am convinced that the cooperation between the parliaments of Montenegro and Germany will be fruitful in the period ahead, and that by using numerous forms and possibilities of parliamentary action we will strengthen our relations and friendship”, President Bečić concluded in his reply.