In 2013, the friendly and cooperative relations between the People's Republic of China and Montenegro developed smoothly.
The two countries maintained high-level exchanges. In November, Premier Li Keqiang met with Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic in Bucharest, capital of Romania, when they were attending the China- Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) Summit.
The two countries maintained a sound momentum of development of their business ties as well as party-to-party, people-to-people and cultural exchanges. The building of the second group of the ocean-going cargo ships purchased by Montenegro from China made smooth progress. Chinese enterprises actively discussed with the Montenegrin side major cooperation projects on construction of highways, power plants and other infrastructures. The Social Democratic Party of Montenegro sent a delegation to the Fourth China-Europe High-level Political Parties Forum held in Suzhou. The China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe staged a performance in Montenegro.
Cooperation between China and CEEC has kept enriching the China- Montenegro relations. In May, Minister of Culture Branislav Micunovic attended the Forum on Cultural Cooperation Between China and Central and Eastern European Countries in China. In July, Goran Jovetic, Montenegro's National Coordinator for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries and advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister, and a delegation of Montenegrin local leaders attended the Local Leaders' Meeting of China and CEEC in Chongqing. In September, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Petar Ivanovic attended the Eighth Agro-business Cooperation Forum Between China and Central- Eastern European Countries. In October, National Coordinator Goran Jovetic, attended the National Coordinators' Meeting for Cooperation Between China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Bucharest. The Democratic Party of Socialists and the Social Democratic Party sent representatives to China for the Young Political Leaders Forum of China- Central and Eastern European Countries. In December, Montenegrin experts and scholars came to China for the High-level Symposium of Think Tanks of China and Central and Eastern European Countries.