Dusan Janjic, a much known Serbian analyst said in an interview for Scan Tv that the economic collaboration between Albania and Serbia is delayed and that the two countries have lost many opportunities that the international market offers. “Albania has the tourism, we have food and beverages industry, you have potentials for the diversification of electric production sources, we have the needed infrastructure,” said Janjic.
“I evaluate the visit of Albania’s government head to Beograd regardless of some incidents, since the two governments signed important collaboration agreements that promise an intensification of trade relations and exchanges and a free movement of citizens,” added Janjic. “This is very significant because tends to decrease the tensions in the region. The economies of both countries can benefit from human sources, technologies and trade exchanges. Albania is enriched in water sources, and since the country has declared that the increase of electric power production is a priority, this marks one of the most important aspects of cooperation. Serbia has the proper capacities and a long experience in this field, so it can help Albania. Regarding tourism, Albania has great potentials to profit from this sector, and Serbia can give help by offering its food products.”
The ongoing provocations between the two countries for sensitive national issues, have frozen the Albania-Serbia economic cooperation, but the signed agreement for free movement of citizens only by using their ID cards during the official visit of Albanian PM Edi Rama to Serbia, is a very important development, according to the analyst.
Albania and Serbia must increase cooperation in many fields, since the volume of commercial exchanges in 2013 was 120 ml EUR, mainly in the energy sector and in the import of cereals.
News source/photo credits: Scan Tv