Croatia, Montenegro to combine efforts to boost tourism

CAVTAT, Croatia, Sep 1, 2000 -- (AFP) Croatia, Montenegro to Combine Efforts to Boost Tourism Croatia and Montenegro hope to turn their Adriatic coastal border area into a holidaymakers' paradise through a joint effort to boost tourism, Croatian President Stipe Mesic said here Friday.

"We will start with projects, building up the area, and we will ask for international participation because neither of us (Croatia and Montenegro) has enough capital," Mesic said after meeting Montenegrin Prime Minister Filip Vujanovic in the southern Croatian town of Cavtat.

He added that there was already some international interest in turning this part of the Adriatic coast into a tourist destination.

Mesic stressed that the initiative also would include the tiny Prevlaka peninsula, rights over which have been disputed by Yugoslavia and Croatia.

The UN Mission of Observers on Prevlaka (UNMOP) has been in charge of supervising the demilitarization of the Prevlaka peninsula since the 1991-1995 war.

Vujanovic said after the meeting that cooperation between the two countries was moving ahead very quickly.

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