The government of Montenegro adopted the decision on the nomination of Deputy Prime Minister and foreign Minister Igor Luksic for the post of UN Secretary-General, reports UNIAN.
«Nine years ago we had no state, and now have a serious candidate with support to perform a key function in the UN,» — said in his address, Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, which is available on the government website.
According to Djukanovic, according to the new rules of the UN Secretary General should be elected from the Eastern European region. Montenegrin Prime Minister said that consulted with representatives of the «influential member States of the UN» and received a «positive assessment» of Montenegro as an exemplary member of the organization and responsible roommate.
Himself lukšić said that after 12 years of working in high government posts, the opening of the accession negotiations of Montenegro to the EU and receive Podgorica invitation to NATO «proud» to represent your country as a candidate in the General secretaries of the UN. He reported that in March 2016, will leave the post of foreign Minister of Montenegro and fully dedicate myself to PhD training.
Lukšić has 12 years of professional experience at governmental functions: for seven years he was Finance Minister, then Prime Minister to the present time — Minister of foreign Affairs and European integrations of Montenegro.
As Prime Minister lukšić, in particular, be remembered that, during the abnormal snowfall of 2012 together with members of his government and parliamentarians personally cleared the snow in downtown Podgorica.
As previously reported, despite the traditional Orthodox Balkans significant
Pro-Russian public sentiment, Montenegro is considered a reliable partner of NATO and the EU. Among other things, the country supported the anti-Putin sanctions and defends the territorial integrity and state sovereignty of Ukraine, which the Kremlin has expanded to Podgorica food embargo.
Montenegro has nominated the head of the MFA candidate to the post of UN Secretary General 29.12.2015