Ciric told Beta news agency that 20 Italian companies which have never invested in our country attended a presentation of investment opportunities in Serbia held at the roundtable “Serbia-Italy, industrial cooperation and investment support,” organised by the Milan Chamber of Commerce.
These companies are from the textile and automotive industries and metal sector, and financial institutions that follow Italian companies when they invest abroad.
He added that representatives of an Italian company showed interest in buying a factory in Serbia which produces agricultural machinery and is not working at the moment, noting that the Italian side is willing to invest between €10 and €15 million.
The Minister said that he spoke with President and Secretary of Economy of Lombardy Region Roberto Formigoni about the deepening of economic cooperation between Serbia and this wealthiest and economically strongest region in Italy.
The agreement was reached on expanding cooperation in education through cooperation of institutions of higher education from Serbia and Lombardy.
He also visited the Expo Italia Real Estate (EIRE) international fair in Milan at which Serbia is presented at the stand of the Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA).
Opportunities for investment in development of tourist centres in Serbia, on Stara Planina mountain and the Palic Lake were presented at this event.