Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has felicitated the Montenegrin nation and government on the country’s Independence Day.
In a letter to his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic on Monday, President Rouhani offered congratulations on the anniversary of Montenegro’s 2006 independence referendum.
He also expressed hope for closer cooperation between the two countries and expansion of bilateral ties in various fields.
The Iranian president also wished health and success for Vujanovic, and prosperity for the people of the Republic of Montenegro.
Montenegro’s Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on May 21 to mark the anniversary of its independence referendum back in 2006.
In the 16th century, Montenegro emerged as a semi-autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire. The name ‘Montenegro’ which refers to the black mountains that cover large parts of the region was first used in the 15th century.
The independence referendum was held on May 21, 2006, with an 85% turnout. The Montenegro Parliament declared independence on 3 June 2006 and became the 192nd member of the United Nations on 26 June 2006.