Montenegro Willing to Start Negotiations with Croatia on Jadran Training Ship

By 30 December 2021

ZAGREB, 30 Dec 2021 - Montenegro and Croatia have agreed to set up a joint commission to deal with the issue of the Jadran training ship, according to a Montenegrin government document on cooperation with neighbors.

Croatian officials have said earlier that the sailing ship should be returned to Croatia because its homeport is Split. The vessel left the port in 1991 to be overhauled in the Montenegrin port of Tivat and has remained thereafter the 1991-1995 war.

The Jadran training ship was used by the armies of Serbia and Montenegro, becoming an integral part of the Montenegrin Navy in 2006.

The Montenegrin government document, issued on Thursday, says that Montenegrin-Croatian relations are friendly and that since the renewal of Montenegro's independence, Croatia has provided continued political and expert support to the country in its European integration process.

During Foreign Minister Đorđe Radulović's visit to Zagreb in May, an agreement was reached to restore the intergovernmental committee on the protection of the respective ethnic minorities.

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