XVI Conference of Presidents/Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative

Location: Hotel Splendid, Budva


President of the Parliament of Montenegro Mr Ivan Brajović will open the XVI Conference of Presidents/Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII), within the annual presidency of our country of this Initiative 

The Conference will be attended by presidents or vice presidents from nine states of the AII:  Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia and Greece. Aside from the host - President of the Parliament Mr Ivan Brajović and Prime Minister Mr Duško Marković, Montenegrin MPs and ministers will take part in the event.

The Conference will deal with topics such as:

  • Tourism and culture as a common denominator, advantage and strategic commitment of the AII states
  • Parliamentary bodies as an important resource for strengthening cooperation in priority areas of the AII states

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P R O G R A M M E:

10:00-10:30       Registration

10:30-11:00       Opening of the Conference

Welcome address:        

Mr Ivan BRAJOVIĆ, President of the Parliament of Montenegro

Mr Duško MARKOVIĆ, Prime Minister of Montenegro                             

11:00-11:30       Coffee break

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11:30-13:00       Session I: Tourism and culture as a common denominator, advantage and strategic commitment of the AII states

Opening remarks:

Genci NIMANBEGU, Vice President of the Parliament of Montenegro

Pavle RADULOVIĆ, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro                  

Aleksandar BOGDANOVIĆ, Minister of Culture of Montenegro

Discussion

13:00                Family photo

13:15-14:30       Lunch

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14:30-15:30       Session II: Parliamentary bodies as an important resource for strengthening cooperation in priority areas of the AII states

Opening remarks:

Mr Srđan DARMANOVIĆ, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro                   

Amb. Giovanni CASTELLANETA, Secretary General of the AII         

Discussion

15:30-15:45       Coffee break

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15:45-16:00       Adoption of the Joint Statement

*Note:

As of Monday (18 March), numerous bilateral meetings will be held on the margins of the conference, when the major part of delegations will arrive to Montenegro.

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On the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative

Established in 2000 in Ancona, at the Summit on Development and Security, the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative is aimed at improving development and strengthening security in the Adriatic-Ionian area, intensifying cooperation among the countries in the region and providing incentives for countries in transition towards the integration process and approaching the European Union.  The AII consists of nine member states: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia and Greece.

The parliamentary framework of cooperation was established in 2001 and since then 15 conferences of Presidents/Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII) were held. Montenegro became a full member of the AII on 1 June 2007. During 2019, Montenegro is presiding the AII. The Adriatic-Ionian forum serves to the exchange of political opinions and, at the same time, it is a forum for achieving multilateral cooperation in several areas (transport, maritime affairs, tourism, education, protection of the environment and cultural heritage, development of small and medium-sized enterprises, fight against all forms of organised crime, rural development).

At the end of every conference, one of the following documents is adopted:  a joint statement, declaration, proposals and recommendations, summing up the conclusions from the conference and providing guidelines for further activities.

Event Properties

Event Date 19.03.2019. 10:30h
Event End Date 19.03.2019. 16:00h