Opening Ceremony

Dritan Abazović

Dritan Abazović

Prime Minister of Montenegro

Dritan Abazović was born on December 25th 1985, in Ulcinj - Montenegro, where he finished primary and secondary school. In 2004, Abazović enrolled at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo. He acquired the title of graduate political scientist in record time, completing a four-year faculty in just two years and seven months. He enrolled in master's studies in 2007, at the University of Montenegro, majoring in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences. He defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of Political Theory, entitled "Global Politics - Ethical Aspects of Globalization" in 2019 at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Sarajevo.

Dritan Abazović is also the author of two books: "Cosmopolitan Culture and Global Justice" and "A Critique of Global Ethics”. In his career so far, he has published a dozen scientific papers in domestic and international journals, mainly in the field of political philosophy and international relations. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Freedom of Faith & Security in Europe (IFFSE), and a member of The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Mr. Abazović received many awards and recognitions, and has an honorary doctorate for the contribution to multiculturalism. 

He delivered a lecture at the Columbia University in New York in 2022, where he addressed challenges and opportunities for the Balkans and Europe due to the war in Ukraine. Likewise, he has held lectures at other prestigious universities including University of Cambridge, Harvard University, LUMSA University, etc. 

Dr Abazović was awarded with honorary doctorates for his leadership and contribution to the rule of law, promotion of peace and stability in the region by University Luarasi (Albania, 2021), Swiss UMEF (Switzerland, 2022), Mediterranean University of Albania (Albania, 2022), UNI Universum International College (Kosovo, 2023), Istanbul Medeniyet University (Turkey, 2023). 

Since 2022 Dritan Abazović is the Prime Minister of Montenegro. Previously he has served as Deputy Prime Minister from 2020-2022. In 2012, he was the youngest Member of Parliament, and served as MP until 2020, when he was appointed to a new position.

In addition to Montenegrin, Mr. Abazović speaks fluently English and Albanian.