The official visit of the Regency to Montenegro ended today, accompanied by the Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs and Industry and by a senior diplomatic delegation.
“In the morning”, reads a note from the Secretariat of State for Foreign Affairs, “i Captains Regent, Oscar Mina and Paolo Rondellitook part in a business talks presented by the president of the Montenegrin Chamber of Commerce and the president of the Republic of Montenegro, which was also followed by interventions by the two State Secretaries for Foreign Affairs and Industry, Luca Beccari and Fabio Righi respectivelywho took note of the presentation of the country system of Montenegro by the representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and the Montenegrin Development Agency and illustrates the specificities of the San Marino system in the economic-financial, industrial and commercial spheres “.
Recalled by Beccari “the steps that have taken place in the last decade for a significant reconversion of the economic system and a progressive alignment with international parameters”.
Beccari “also informed in detail of the regulatory adjustments and required by the bodies also in multilateral matters of transparency, the fight against corruption and money laundering and consequent modernization in the fiscal and financial fields, to achieve the current status of a compliant country”.
Also recalled was “the action determined to attract foreign investments to San Marino, in the light of the competitive offer and a transparency system adopted, which favors the simplification of procedures and services that are constantly growing”.
The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs “underlined the significant affinities existing with Montenegro also in this sector, which sees San Marino as a valid partner, also by virtue of a far-sighted diversification of the economy, which today makes it more competitive than ever and reliable; presents the significant reforms that have taken place to modernize the economic system also in the energy and environmental sustainability sectors “.
The business talk “was followed by a bilateral meeting between Righi and Deputy Prime Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Investments, Ervin Ibrahimovićand the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Goran Đurovićand the meeting between Beccari and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ranko Krivokapic“.
The broad exchange between the heads of foreign policy “made it possible to tackle the issues of the bilateral relationship and to retrace the most recent steps, made to strengthen, in even more stringent and proactive terms, collaboration in every area of mutual interest” .
On a bilateral level, both “agreed to proceed swiftly for the definition of bilateral agreements currently being negotiated, especially in the economic and financial field, accelerating the negotiations on the promotion and investment protection agreement (PPI) and the agreement on investments (Ppi) and the agreement for the abolition of double taxation (Dta) “.
The occasion of the bilateral meeting “made it possible to share the international political scenario and to come up with the opportunity to strengthen collaboration between small states in the multilateral context, with particular reference to the most recent collaboration launched within Eusair”.
Furthermore, “he retraced the steps that are leading Montenegro towards accession to the European Union and San Marino towards the definition of an Association Agreement; in the face of these next two strategic objectives, both countries and ministries expressed their sharing and convinced support, for the opportunity that among the little ones an ever greater awareness of the defense of common particularities, sometimes not duly valued in the comparison between Larger states “.
Beccari and Krivokapić “then proceeded to the ‘Memorum of Understanding on political consultations for the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of San Marino and the Ministry of Affairs between even more stringent measures for collaboration between the two States”.
It was therefore “a decidedly significant visit that fits into the framework of the paths that the Republic is making in the various new European multilateral areas; through the results of these two days at the institutional summit, bilateral relations, albeit operational for development, are now in a more institutional phase, also with the involvement of new actors to favor integrated and sustainable economies “.
Finally, “the return of the institutional delegation to San Marino is scheduled for the same day”.