Abazović – Lundberg: Strong commitment to cooperation and achievement of Agenda 2030
10 May 2022
The United Nations system will continue to be a reliable partner to Montenegro.
"Montenegro is committed to fundamental values and respect for the UN Charter, as well as achieving the goals defined in the 2030 Agenda. We foster multilateralism and open cooperation and we strengthen partnership with the United Nations," said Montenegrin Prime Minister Dr Dritan Abazovic at a meeting with the UN Resident Coordinator Peter Lundberg.
UN Resident Coordinator Peter Lundberg congratulated Prime Minister Abazovic on the appointment and expressed hope that the UN will continue the successful cooperation with the Government and the Prime Minister. "The United Nations system will continue to be a reliable partner to Montenegro in fulfilling national priorities as well as in achieving the 2030 Agenda so that no one is left behind. In that context, you can count on the full commitment and support of the United Nations team in the country," said Lundberg, emphasizing appreciation for Montenegro's active role in the United Nations and gratitude for the country's continued commitment to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
Thanking for the strong support of the UN for the Montenegrin reform agenda, Prime Minister Abazovic pointed out that our country highly appreciates the good cooperation and support of the UN system through active action in many areas which, according to the Prime Minister, contributed to strengthening Montenegro's institutional capacity. raising awareness of certain issues, changing traditional social norms, greater inclusion in society, and combating discrimination on all grounds.
Expressing readiness for further improvement of cooperation through concretization of defined initiatives, as well as for launching new joint initiatives, including the signing of a new five-year Framework of Cooperation with the UN, Prime Minister Abazovic stressed out satisfaction with the ongoing political dialogue which Montenegrin officials have with the highest officials of the UN system. Prime Minister reminded that during his official visit to New York, he officially met with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the President of the UN General Assembly Abdul Shahid.
The Prime Minister concluded that Montenegro strongly supports the reform processes that will contribute to the United Nations being more efficient, stronger and more relevant.
The interlocutors agreed that Montenegro's commitment to multilateralism and the UN system, as well as its second membership in the UN Human Rights Council and its candidacy for the UN Security Council, is a clear indicator of Montenegro's commitment and strong activity in UN bodies.