Minister without Portfolio Sulejman Ugljanin stated at the “Sarajevo Business Forum” that only through strong economic cooperation can we secure stability and long-term prosperity in this part of Europe, that was rather turbulent until recently.
Ugljanin visited Sarajevo, where he attended the first international investment conference, organised by the Bosna Bank International and the Islamic Development Bank.
Addressing those present during a panel discussion themed “Development and Economic Cooperation in the Region”, Ugljanin stressed that the Western Balkans region is no longer mentioned as a politically unstable area, but as countries with business professionals and experts, ready to cooperate with each other and with the leading countries in the world.
Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Vera Kobalia, Governor of the Central Bank of Bosnia-Herzegovina Kemal Kozaric and President of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey Rifat Hisarciklioglu also addressed the panel discussion.
Ugljanin held a separate meeting with Prime Minister of the Malaysian federal state of Malacca Mohd Ali Rustam.
The Minister presented the opportunities for economic cooperation between the two countries and investment in municipalities that are under the competence of the Office for Sustainable Development of Underdeveloped Areas.
They voiced their interest in advancing the economic cooperation between Serbia and Malaysia.
Sarajevo Mayor Alija Behmen presented Minister Ugljanin with a Sarajevo City Plaque of the City.
The three-day “Sarajevo Business Forum” gathered over 300 investors and a number of officials from all over the world. It offered 153 projects to potential investors, worth €14.7 billion.
(Government of Serbia)