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Serbia, Montenegro call for good neighborly relations
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08:33, September 08, 2007

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Serbia and Montenegro agreed on Friday to solve all open issues that poison good neighborly relations between the two countries, news from Belgrade reported.

"Serbian government distances itself from statements of individuals and respects Montenegro as an internationally recognized state," Serbia's Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic told his Montenegrin counterpart Milan Rocen.

The relations between Belgrade and Podgorica were strained in the past few days because Montenegro banned Serbian Orthodox Church leader Biship Filaret from entering the country.

The tensions escalated when an adviser to the Serbian prime minister called Montenegro a quasi-state, prompting Podgorica to seek an apology and lodge a protest with Serbia's government.

"Insults from any place or office did not hurt us. They damaged only Serbia and its European future," the Montenegrin foreign minister said at the joint press conference.

"Our common goals are European integration, regional cooperation, peace and stability in the region," the two foreign ministers said.

Serbia and Montenegro share the same historic and cultural background. After the former Yugoslavia dissolved, they stayed together in the same country until June 2006 before they separated into two countries.

Source: Xinhua

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