The Albanian Economy and Finances Commission of the Assembly and the Montenegrin Economy, Budget and Finances Commission of the Assembly held a joint meeting with the main theme “The collaboration between Montenegro and Albania in the transport field, the fiscal harmonization of the tw countries legislations, aiming to attract regional funds and IPA-s funds, in compliance with the conclusions of the Berlin’s Summit.”
The meeting was held in the framework of the previous meeting of Western Balkans Parliamentary Economy Commissions of Economy, Finances and European Integration Network, supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Present in this joint event were the Albanian Deputy Minister of Transports, Ylli Manjani and Zarina Taja, expert at the Directory of the Fiscal Policies at the Ministry of Finances.
Albanian MP Ervin Koci had the opening speech by welcoming the Montenegrin delegation headed by Aleksandar Damjanovic, Head of Montenegrin Economy Commission. Koci evaluated the meeting as fruitful and added that this event will contribute in a positive way in the strengthen of the parliamentary collaboration between Albania and Montenegro.
Other points of discussion between the two commissions’ members were the cooperation in the transport field and in the fiscal harmonization of the countries’ legislations. Pairs agreed to enhance the bilateral collaboration, with the aim to allocate IPA and regional funds that will help in a further collaboration between Albania and Montenegro.
After estimating this meeting as very important and necessary, the Albanian Deputy Minister of Transports, Ylli Manjani, informed the participants that the Albanian government has ensured the needed funds for the construction of the 15km Podgorice-Plave road section. The development of public and private partnerships is very important, according to Manjani for the improvement of infrastructure and the achievement of certain objectives set in the Berlin’s Summit.
Other important projects in the fishing industry and handcrafts were proposed at the meeting. Counterparts decided to hold the next joint meeting in Montenegro in 2015.
News source/photo credits: ATA