Slovakia Gifts Montenegro Four SUVs and GP Radars

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Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak (stock photo by TASR)

Bratislava/Podgorica, May 21 (TASR) – Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak in Podgorica on Saturday bestowed on Montenegrin Interior Minister Goran Danilovic four SUVs and four ground-penetrating radars for acoustic-seismic control of border crossings.

“We appreciate the work the interior ministry carries out as well as the responsibility for the essential tasks to protect their borders. Slovakia is ready to help Montenegro because we know how hard that is. And what is even more important than the material we’ve provided to Montenegro is the transfer of our practical experiences from the EU accession negotiations in order for Montenegro to comply with EU’s demands,” said Lajcak after the meeting with Danilovic.

Danilovic has thanked to Lajcak and the Slovak Interior Ministry for their gifts to his country. “We received 25 vehicles as a gift last year as well. We appreciate Slovakia’s help and good friendly relations between both countries. It’s especially important for the Montenegrin police to be able to tap on the experiences and advices of the Slovak police when it comes to the Schengen area,” noted Danilovic.

Lajcak was on a working trip to Montenegro at the occasion of the tenth anniversary of Montenegro’s independence. He also received the Order of the Montenegrin Great Star from the hands of Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanovic.

[Montenegro’s referendum on independence was held on May 21, 2006 with the independence officially declared on June 3. – ed.note]