Montenegro–Turkey relations

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Montenegro-Turkey relations
Map indicating locations of Montenegro and Turkey

Montenegro

Turkey

Turkey has officially recognized Montenegro on June 12, 2006. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on July 3, 2006. High level visits and contacts between the two countries continue intensively and successfully. Both countries are full members of the Union for the Mediterranean and of the Council of Europe.

Diplomatic missions[edit]

Economic Cooperation[edit]

Total trade between the two countries in 2012 amounted to 40.1 million euros, of which imports was 28.4 million euros, and exports 11.7 million. Direct investment from the Republic of Turkey in 2012 amounted to 25 million euros.

Total trade between the two countries in 2011 amounted to 36.8 million euros, of which imports was 25.6 million euros, and exports 11.2 million. Direct investment from the Republic of Turkey in 2011 amounted to 993 281 euros.

In early December 2010, the first meeting of Montenegrin-Turkish Joint Committee, as well as the first business forum of Montenegrin and Turkish businessmen, during the visit of the Turkish Minister of Industry and Trade Nihat Ergun Montenegro.

Total trade between the two countries in 2010 amounted to 33.06 million, of which imports was 28.07 million euros, and exports 4.9 million. Direct investment from the Republic of Turkey in 2010 amounted to EUR 3.3 million.

Total trade between the two countries in 2009 amounted to 22.7 million euros, of which exports were 1.3 million, and imports 21.3 million. Direct investment from the Republic of Turkey in 2009 amounted to 523.2 thousand.[1]

Cultural Relations[edit]

Turkey continues to give scholarships to Montenegrin students within the scope of Government scholarships and Greater Student Project (BOP). With the aim of meeting the future needs of our kins living in Montenegro, with whom we also share the same religion, for well educated Imams, the Turkish Foundation for Religion provides scholarships to Montenegrin students every year.[2]

Tourism[edit]

Turkish tourists in Montenegro[3]

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Year Number of tourists Total number of nights
2012 13197 24021
2011 18872 91089
2010 6246 11010
2009 2255 5079

Military cooperation[edit]

In 2018, Montenegro and Turkey deepened military ties, signing a deal stipulating defense industry cooperation regarding the "production and trade of defence goods and services, maintenance and logistical support". Before 2018, Turkey had not been considered a major military partner for Montenegro.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro about the relation with Turkey (Montenegrin only)
  2. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro about the relation with Turkey (Montenegrin only)
  3. ^ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey about the relation with Montenegro
  4. ^ [www.balkaninsight.com/en/article/turkey-montenegro-to-enhance-defence-industry-ties-03-23-2018 "Montenegro Deepens Defence Industry Ties to Turkey"] Check |url= value (help). Balkan Insight. 26 March 2018. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 

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