President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani confirmed his official visit to Serbia in a conversation with the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez.
In Serbia, the EP President will meet with the top Serbian official and attend an important business event hosted by the Chamber. The event will be attended by the business people both from Serbia and the EU. Tajani is currently in Podgorica, Montenegro, where he met with the Montenegrin business people and representatives of the chambers of commerce that are members of the Chamber Investment Forum of the Western Balkans.
Apart from the political aspect, Tajani’s visit will also have an economic dimension. “The business event will be attended by the top EU and Serbian officials, and the representatives of the biggest European business associations and institutions which are going to present support programmes for the Serbian economy. This event will also contribute to stronger economic ties between Serbia and the EU, which is the most important economic partner to Serbia and other regional countries”, Cadez explained.
He also reminded that, last year, a total of 66% of Serbian exports ended up in the European Union, while 63% of the Serbian imports also came from the EU. Also, the EU companies made 73% of all foreign direct investments in Serbia.
Tajani confirmed that the European Union would support further development of infrastructure and private sector in the Western Balkans, as well as the arrival of new investors in the region, in addition to creating and expanding opportunities for utilization of alternative investment funding sources.
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