Vuka Golubović, Mayor of Municipality Berane: (Address at the official closing ceremony of the Fourth Montenegrin Summer School for Young Diplomats "Gavro Vuković", Podgorica, July 11, 2011)
Dear Minister ROĆEN,
Your Excellencies, dear students, ladies and gentlemen
It is my pleasure to welcome you on behalf of the host town, and I’m honored for having held again this prestigious, now traditional fourth Summer Diplomatic School - Gavro Vuković.
It is an honor and pleasure to be here today with young diplomats from 35 countries, especially at the opening in Berane, from which one of the most famous people of this region and former Montenegro – the Duke Gavro Vuković originated and set out in space and time.
Serious and gentle, dignified at all times, working tirelessly to achieve state and national interests of Montenegro, Gavro Vuković understood the dictation of his time and was able to see broader and more far-reaching.
Famous diplomat and writer of three-volume memoirs, wisely led foreign policy of Montenegro, and was persistent and hardworking architect of international upsurge and the reputation of his country, its identity and the world recognition in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Gavro Vuković - Foreign affairs minister of the Principality of Montenegro, the political thinker and statesman, built himself into the foundations of the Montenegrin statehood, becoming worth of mentioning his name with pride.
Dear students, I am convinced that staying at the Memorial House that bears his name, in our Montenegro, as once done by foreign friends and contemporaries of Gavro Vuković, helped you discover and recognize characteristics of our small, but in many ways interesting area, in this part of Europe.
Dear diplomatic emissaries, Berane and Montenegro are looking forward to welcoming you next year.
Come to us with more numerous diplomatic youth.
I would also like to thank your ministries and wherever you go - take and share your impressions about us, for Berane received its affirmation in this way as well. The great appreciation belongs to the idea creators of the Diplomatic School - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, headed by Minister Roćen, the UNDP and to all those who participate and contribute to its realization.
Thank you for your attention and cheers!