Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met with Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović in his office in Budapest. Among the topics discussed at the meeting included mutual recognition of vaccination certificates which is expected to greatly contribute to boosting tourism, a vitally important industry for both countries.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, also attended the talks underlining the significant presence of Hungarian capital in Montenegro is an important element of bilateral relations. Additionally, Hungary has been a dedicated supporter of Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
The prime minister's press chief Bertalan Havasi said the coronavirus epidemic was another major topic discussed at the talks. The friendly relations and good cooperation between the two countries also showed in the fight against the pandemic, with Hungary donating 50,000 protective masks, 2,500 uniforms and 10,000 PCR tests to Montenegro, he said.
The sides reiterated at the talks that the virus can only be defeated with the help of vaccines and only vaccines can enable a relaunch of the economy, he said. PM Orbán and Đukanović were in agreement that the mutual acceptance of immunity certificates issued by Hungary and Montenegro, respectively, and the lifting of travel restrictions for immunity certificate holders were important achievements.