Prime Ministers of the Balkan region gathered in Tirana to attend Vienna Economic Forum that kicked off on Thursday morning at the premises of the Palace of Congresses. Albanian Premier Edi Rama greeted all the participants in the forum and especially his counterparts Aleksandar Vucic, Isa Mustafa, Nikola Gruevski, Milo Djukanovic and Denis Zvizdic during the official ceremony that was held on Wednesday.
In the meantime, Rama said during the opening of the forum that it is a unique opportunity for the countries of the Balkans for joining their efforts in the path toward European integration as their common objective. He highlighted that regional project with help to bring people closer to each other and Vienna Economic Forum is a chance for moving onward joint commitments.
“We are determined in our approach for the creation of a common market and for the coordination of projects with the countries of the Western Balkan. We have joint projects on infrastructural connectivity and other sectors,” Premier Rama said.
On his part, his Serbian counterpart Vucic said that there is a market of 20 million people and the countries of the Balkan have to do the utmost efforts for creating it. Vucic said that if Brussels doesn’t provide support for these projects, Serbia is ready to finance them. The Serbian Premier stressed that the region and people should be connected through markets and economy.
Some of the most important project related to infrastructure include the construction of a modern railway that will connect Tirana with Shkodra and Montenegro, the conclusion of Albania-Kosovo-Serbia highway and the Trans-Balkan Highway that will connect the region with Austria and Germany.
Vienna Economic Forum held in the framework of the Berlin Summit and with the countries of the region will make about concrete projects.
News/Photo Source: ATA