Slovak Business Mission in Montenegro

On May 16-18, the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Podgorica and the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro organized a business mission to Podgorica.

The trade mission gave to 10 Slovak companies operating in the food and processing sector the opportunity to present their products and innovative solutions to business partners in Montenegro and establish new contacts and partnerships. The Slovak business delegation in Podgorica was accompanied by a representative of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.

The Slovak delegation was welcomed by Vladimir Joković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Water Management, who highly appreciated the thematic focus of the trade mission. Slovak companies presented their portfolio and expectations regarding to finding suitable partners in Montenegro to Vladimir Joković and his team.

The main agenda of the business mission was the Montenegro-Slovak Business Forum prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Podgorica and the Montenegrin partner Chamber of Economy of Montenegro. The business forum was attended by more than 40 participants from Slovakia and Montenegro, including Stevan Gajić, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Dejan Vuković, Director General for Economic and Cultural Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.

The event was opened by Nina Drakić, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, together with Boris Gandel, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Podgorica, and Egon Zorad, Director of the Foreign Trade Department of SARIO. Subsequently, Andrej Lakić, Deputy Director of the Montenegrian Investment Agency, presented the country's investment environment and key economic sectors. The investment and business environment of the Slovak Republic was presented by Silvia Radovanović, Consultant of the Foreign Trade Department.

Following the business forum, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Podgorica in cooperation with Slovak companies organized a networking event, during which it was possible to taste their products. The cooperation between SARIO and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Podgorica provided another opportunity to establish new contacts or develop already acquired contacts.