Recognition of Montenegro and Visit to Montenegro by Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

June 16, 2006

  1. The Government of Japan recognized the Republic of Montenegro on June 16.
  2. The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, as Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Montenegro from June 21 (Wed) to 22 (Thu). Vice-Minister Yamanaka will carry a personal letter from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic and have talks with him and other leaders of Montenegro.
  3. The dispatch of the Special Envoy is intended to be the basis for the enhancement of relations between Japan and Montenegro. It is also based on the policy of the Government of Japan to attach importance to the peace and stability of Western Balkans countries including Montenegro, and contribute to this end.

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