Belgrade Mayor, Dr Zoran Radojcic has met with the Spanish Ambassador to Serbia, Miguel Fuertes Suares. The two officials talked about the economy, education, and the construction of the Belgrade subway, reports Beoinfo.
The topic of the meeting was also the Business Forum in Belgrade, which will be held on October 23rd and 24th, and is organized by the Commercial and Economic Department of the Spanish Embassy in cooperation with the Spanish Agency for Export Promotion and Investment. Spanish companies have expressed a strong interest in participating in the Forum where they will receive information about business opportunities in Belgrade.
“This forum has the full support of the City of Belgrade because it connects our business people with Spanish experts, from whom we can learn a lot about technology and production of agricultural equipment”, said Mayor Radojicic.
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According to the Mayor, Spain has bolstered its education system in recent decades by improving the conditions and quality of the curriculum and in the past few years, occupies the leading position in the EU in terms of the number of foreign students.
Radojicic said that the meeting was a great opportunity to exchange experience in the field of education. Belgrade, as a university centre can implement certain education models from Barcelona and Madrid, which are well-known, successful university centres, not only in terms of scientific opportunities for students but also in terms of lower costs associated with student life – the Mayor added.
The mayor and ambassador also discussed the construction of the Belgrade subway. Suares said that Spanish investors were interested in this major project and that he would be very pleased if the two countries would cooperate on it.
“The experiences of Madrid and Barcelona are valuable to Belgrade, considering that they are known as smart cities, which is the goal that Belgrade aspires to”, the Ambassador added.