Albania is ready for the investments of the Diaspora

Albania is ready for the investments of the Diaspora

Tirana, 26 September 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

The Albanian government is ready to attract the investments of the Diaspora. Minister of Economy, Milva Ekonomi participated in the “International Economic Forum of the Albanian Diaspora” in New York.

Ekonomi spoke about the importance of the investments of successful Albanian business people who live and work in the USA.

The Albanian government, the minister said, has undertaken a number of reforms, which enable the necessary climate to invest in Albania.

Ekonomi illustrated this with the American investments that operate in Albania, when she said that “American businesses that operate in Albania are around 167, which is a considerable number”.

Last year, Albania had 884 million euros worth of foreign direct investments. Out of them, American investments occupied only 2%.

However, Edkonomi is optimistic: “If we see 2013 compared to 2015, American investments have increased by 2,6 times, which means that Albanians and the Diaspora in America feel close to each other”.

Ekonomi also presented in New York the opportunities that entrepreneurs and professionals originating from Albania, can exploit. The attention was focused on strategic sectors such as tourism, energy, transport, financial services, agriculture and agri-processing. /