“China’s top legislator Li Zhanshu on Friday met with Ivan Brajovic, speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro.

Li, chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said that China cherishes its traditional friendship with Montenegro.

An important experience drawn from the healthy development of bilateral ties over the years is that both countries have always insisted on equality of all countries regardless of their size and have always supported each other on issues concerning core and major interests of the other side, said Li.

He called on both sides to take the Belt and Road Initiative as a bridge to further consolidate friendship, promote construction of major projects and dovetail development strategies.” (Global Times)

“Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic will be in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday, where he will meet with leaders of the European Commission (EC) and NATO.

This will be Djukanovic’s  first visit to Brussels after taking office as head of state.

According to Vijesti, he will meet with the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs Federico Mogerini on Monday, while on Tuesday he will meet with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn.

Djukanovic will also meet with the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, on Monday. Stoltenberg and Djukanovic will meet on the day before the anniversary of the official membership of Montenegro in NATO. Stoltenberg said yesterday that Montenegro was proving to be a very solid and reliable ally.” (translated from Vijesti)