Minister of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship Arben Ahmetaj, who addressed Vienna Economic Forum on Thursday said that the Balkans Regions boasts high potentials for foreign investments especially in the sector of tourism.
Ahmetaj delivered his speech during the second panel of the forum: “Bridging the gap between the EU and the region, innovative strategies to attract FDI through connectivity”.
He said that tourism is one of the sectors with the highest possibilities for cooperation between the countries of the Western Balkans and this sector is gradually attracting more investors.
“Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina are small divided markets, but the region has a considerable number of consumers. CEFTA’s agreement has enlarged free trade. This is the reason why the Balkans are interesting,” Ahmetaj said.
Moreover, he added that the coastal line can be developed and exploited for tourism purposes if a ring will be constructed from Croatia to Montenegro, Albania and Greece.
“We have similar natural beauties and the region is attracting more and more attention,” Ahmetaj added.
He concluded by saying that support from Brussels is fundamental while the countries of the region have to further concretize joint projects and to approach their fiscal policies.
News Source: ATA