The CEI - Executive Secretariat and the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative (AII) Permanent Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the framework of the meeting of the Adriatic and Ionian Council. The Ceremony took place in Budva on 8 May, where CEI Secretary General Roberto Antonione and AII Secretary General Giovanni Castellaneta signed the agreement for a shared action for their regions.

The signature seals a strong long-standing partnership and contributes to fostering regional cooperation and sustainable development; it foresees further steps for a joint preparation and implementation of activities as well as an exchange of expertise in project management in areas of common interest to the benefit of the citizens.

“We aim at fostering projects targeting activities in the field of Blue Growth, connectivity, environmental protection, sustainable tourism as well as those aimed at improving research and innovation systems, culture and education in our regions", said Antonione.

Each Party will appoint a contact person responsible for managing the implementation of the MoU, liaising and facilitating information flows on joint actions.

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