Prime Minister Ana Brnabić yesterday officially opened the Chamber of Chinese Enterprises at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Belgrade.
On the occasion, she said that China, with its companies, believes in Serbia and its political and economic stability even in these difficult times.
She underlined that Serbia wants to sign a free trade agreement with China and will try to complete the relevant talks as soon as possible. She remarked that the trade between Serbia and China is getting stronger every day and that in 2021, it reached a record value of 5.3 billion euros, adding that China is now Serbia’s second-biggest economic partner after Germany.
Serbia’s export to China last year was about one billion euros and has increased 15 times in the last five years. Brnabić also said that relations between the two countries will continue to grow stronger.
“If we conclude a free trade agreement, it will mean that our exports to China will grow much faster. It is a huge market and has great potential,” she said.
Brnabić also noted that Serbia wants even more Chinese investors to come to Serbia. “We are proud to have so many of them. They are all fantastic companies that have shown commitment to a partnership,” she concluded.
The two largest exporters to Serbia in 2021 were two Chinese companies – HBIS and Zijin.
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