British Embassy in Montenegro welcomed guests from politics, business, diplomats, defence, civil society, media, academics and education specialists, artists, British community in Montenegro, commercial partners of the Embassy and Chevening scholars to celebrate the 91st birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.
Guests were welcomed by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Alison Kemp, Deputy Head of Mission Mr Gavin Vessey, Defence Attaché Lt Col Simon Fitzgibbon, Political Officer Mr Ivan Vukcevic and the British Council Director, Mrs Vanja Madzgalj.
Ambassador Kemp used the opportunity to introduce new Regional Vice Consul, Mrs Djina Dabovic.
Speaking at the event our Ambassador Kemp said:
Last week, Montenegro joined NATO after a long journey and a serious reform process. The UK has supported Montenegro throughout its accession and we are very happy to be a part of the same North Atlantic family.
Although the UK and the European Union have initiated the Brexit process, we are definitely not leaving Europe. We will continue to offer strong support to the Montenegrin reform and accession process.
The tradition of excellent relations between our two countries continues, and I want to highlight the contribution of our Montenegrin partners, my predecessor and my great Embassy team.
These are the foundations on which we have built and will continue to build our cooperation in key areas, including defence, reform of public administration, rule of law, education and better business environment.
Full speech video can be viewed on Embassy’s Facebook page.
The Queen’s Birthday Party is celebrated in April, or in June in the UK and by diplomatic posts of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office throughout the world.