The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, in cooperation with the embassies of EU member states, marked the Europe Day with a series of festive events in front of the EU Info Centre in Podgorica.
We are natural partners, taking inspiration from each other, working shoulder-by-shoulder to address challenges and mutual interests in Nigeria, in Europe and on the world stage.
And as brothers and sisters we exchange a few punches from time to time, but always with a respect only possible between close friends and family members.
We have gathered tonight to celebrate who we are and what we believe in, to celebrate our identity and our values, to celebrate this great continent and the Union that is making the world a much better place.
Allow me start with simple facts:
European Union is the Union of 500 million citizens, the largest economy in the world, with annual GDP worth 14 trillion euros.
It is the world's largest trading block, top trading partner for 80 countries, world's biggest donor of development assistance and humanitarian aid.