Serbia and Italian region of Veneto sign a cooperation agreement

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and the President of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia have signed an agreement covering economic, social and cultural development.

According to the Government of Serbia’s press release, Brnabic said after the signing that the agreement would ensure the continuation of cooperation in the field of economy and production activities, and expand the cooperation in the field of creative industries, education and science.

She added that Serbia was interested in continuing the cooperation in the segment of innovative technologies and investments by small and medium-sized enterprises from Veneto, a region that is thought to be a leader in Italy in that area.

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Luca Zaia said that the “good conditions and incentives” Serbia offers to Italian companies and the stable business environment were a guarantee of continued cooperation.

Mr Zaia also offered Veneto’s assistance and experience in the digitization of healthcare, given that the region has fully digitized its healthcare system, which led to complete cost control, benefitted the healthcare professionals and increased people’s trust in the healthcare system.

In other news, the Serbian branch of the association of Italian industrialists, Confindustria held its assembly session in Belgrade, in the presence of representatives of the Government of Serbia, the Italian Embassy, ​​its members and associates.

Serbian Foreign Minister, Ivica Dacic, who attended the meeting, said on the occasion that Serbia has had successful cooperation with Italy for many years and added that Belgrade planned to host a joint meeting of the two governments.

According to him, “Italy is among the largest investors in the Serbian economy, and so far, Italian companies have invested around three billion euro in Serbia and employed 26,000 workers.”

Confindustria President Patrizio Dei Tos said that one of the priorities for business people doing business in a foreign country was constant and close cooperation with local institutions.

“It is only through a relationship of trust, harmony, dialogue and knowledge sharing that we can economize with a clear goal and get the most out of our business projects,” said Dei Tos.

(Danas, N1, 04.02.2020)

Photo credits: Serbian Government, Beta, Slobdan Miljevic, DS

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