Montenegro’s foreign minister due in Turkey

Montenegro's top diplomat will pay an official visit to Turkey on Sept. 10, according to the Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Srdjan Darmanovic will meet with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, Parliament Speaker Mustafa Sentop and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as part of his visit on Sept. 10, said the ministry in a written statement.

"All aspects of bilateral relations, as well as opportunities for further enhancement of cooperation between Turkey and Montenegro, will be elaborated on and views on EU accession processes of both candidate countries, regional and international issues will be exchanged," said the statement.

Turkey applied for EU membership in 1987 and the accession talks began in 2005.

But negotiations stalled in 2007 due to the objections of the Greek Cypriot administration in the divided island of Cyprus, as well as opposition from Germany and France.

Source: Anadolu Agency