Albanian Minister of Economic Development, Trade, Entrepreneurship and Tourism, Arben Ahmetaj attended on Tuesday a high level conference organized by the World Bank and the Internatioanal Monetary Fund, which took place in Vienna.
At the “Western Balkan, 15 years of economic transition” conference, Ahmetaj held a speech about the performance of the Albanian economy during the past 15 years and the current developments.
Albania’s economy, according to the Minister, is experiencing deep structural reforms, focused in the energy sector, pensions and the territorial reform. Ahmetaj underlined the cooperation of Albania with the International Monetary Fund in the macroeconomic consolidation of the economy, the reduction of the debt and the work that is being done in guaranteeing financial stability in market.
The improvement of the business climate and government-business relations was another important topic highlighted by the Minister, a reform that is helping in the attraction of foreign direct investments and in enhancing cooperation with regional countries in the framework of the Berlin project.
The conference was attended by Serbian Minister of Finances Dusan Vujovic and the General Director for Economic and Financial Relations at the European Commission of Economy and Finances, Peter Bekx.
News source/photo credits: ATA