Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said she had excellent meetings with the managers of the German Siemens and the Dutch Phillips at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland’s Davos, the Beta news agency reported.
In the meeting with Roland Busch, the Chief Technology Officer and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Brnabic discussed the company facility in Serbia’s central city of Kragujevac, which employed some 2,000 workers.
Brnabic told reporters she also had “excellent talks” with the Phillips representatives.
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“We want such companies in Serbia. They would contribute to the transformation to the economy based on innovation,” she said.
“We have good cooperation and I hope it will become even better thanks to the fact that we have now set up a science fund in Serbia which works exactly like the European Research and Development Council,” Brnabic added.
The Prime Minister and Martina Larkin, Director of the World Economic Forum for Europe and Eurasia, also discussed the agreement which stipulates activities towards making Belgrade “the regional centre of the World Economic Forum for the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.
Brnabic added she met with Mauro Ferrari, the new President of the European Research Council and Martina Larkin, the head of Regional Strategies – Europe and Eurasia, Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum in Geneva.
Brnabic is due to have talks with Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and the Governor of the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation Tadashi Maeda and to take part in the debate “Continuation tempo – technology at the crossroads.”
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