Serbia’s Minister for Innovation and Technological Development, Nenad Popovic said that Russia’s Kaspersky Lab was interested in doing business in Serbia, the Beta news agency reported.
Kaspersky Lab is a multinational cyber security and anti-virus provider headquartered in Moscow and operated by a holding company in the United Kingdom. It employs 4,000 workers and has over 400 million users worldwide.
Minister Nenad Popovic met with Kaspersky’s top management in Moscow and told them that Serbia had “excellent young programmers and the best engineering schools in southern Europe.”
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His Russian hosts said the company planned to visit Serbia and meet the representatives of the state institutions, the private sector and the country’s universities to explore the possibilities of launching business in the country.
“Highly qualified engineers are our key development resource in attracting foreign investors in the IT sector,” Popovic said.
He added that the cyber security was important for every country and that “the arrival of the Kaspersky Lab in Serbia would generate a lot of benefits.”
“On top of new jobs for our young engineers, they would also have an opportunity to learn from the Russian experts, which could make Serbia the regional centre for the software development in cyber security,” Popovic added.
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