More and more Serbian and Albanian companies are interested in cooperation, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (PKS) President Marko Cadez has said.
Speaking in Tirana, Albania on Wednesday, Cadez explained that this primarily concerns the farming industry, wood processing, metalworking and the electric industry and tourism, Beta has reported, quoting a PKS statement.
“State institutions, in cooperation with business associations, are working on removing the obstacles to successful mutual business, and the mixed Albania-Serbia Chamber of Commerce and Industry gives significant support to the entrepreneurs of the two countries in maximizing the potential and connecting with potential partners,” the press release said, describing Cadez’s meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama.
The statement stressed that Rama and Cadez pointed to the importance of realizing infrastructural and other development projects within the Berlin Process and agreed that deeper regional integration of West Balkan economies would give business owners better conditions for cooperation.
Cadez visited Tirana and Durres with representatives of Serbian companies Lilly Drogerie and the Mlekara Sabac dairy company, which are in talks with the Albanian Agna Group, Ferra&Co, PM Office and BALFIN about possibilities for cooperation and expanding to the Albanian market.
Lilly Drogerie, which has a workforce of 3,500 people and 270 stores across Serbia and Bulgaria, is negotiating to expand its business to the Albanian target with a chain of stores.
In addition to the Serbian and regional market, Mlekara Sabac covers over 20 percent of the Russian market of white cheese and is in talks about buying a dairy in Russia.