Zvonko Milas Meets Ethnic Croat Reps and Local Leaders in Tivat, Kotor

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“Relations with the Croat community in Tivat are open, honest, and are constantly progressing. The fact that the Croatian Civic Initiative is not part of the local government is no obstacle to good cooperation and achieving goals that are in the interest of the Croatian community,” said Tivat Municipality head Željko Komnenović, recalling a series of activities that testify to harmonious relations, togetherness and coexistence in Tivat and the Bay of Boka Kotorska.

“Our task is to preserve this harmony and rich heritage for generations to come,” he stressed.

The leaders of the Tivat Municipality announced that by mid-August the water supply system to the Island of Our Lady of Mercy would be finished, which would solve the problem of water supply to the church and monastery there.

The greatest number of Croats in Montenegro live in Tivat. It has been stressed that the Croatian community has a good status in that country but there are still many open issues, such as the Bokelj Navy.

They are asking that the Republic of Croatia does everything to prevent the nomination to UNESCO submitted by the Montenegrin government from being accepted and that an application is submitted jointly, said State Secretary in the Central State Office for Croats Abroad Zvonko Milas.

Milas thanked for the reception and pointed out the significance of preserving the cultural heritage and identity of Croats in Boka, while Croatian ambassador Veselko Grubišić spoke about the prospects of economic cooperation, which is on an enviable level between Montenegro and Croatia.

In Kotor, Zvonko Milas visited the Croatian Civil Society.

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