More economic cooperation is demanded between Kosovo and Serbia

More economic cooperation is demanded between Kosovo and Serbia

Pristina, 30 September 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

Economic cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia is necessary for the economic development of these two countries.

This was said in the meeting held by “KosovaLive” and NUNS, in the framework of the “Kosovo-Serbia LIVE” project dubbed “The economy-path of peace and wellbeing” supported by the European Commission (European Commission).

Safet Gerxhaliu, head of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, said that cooperation is taking place with the Serb Chamber of Commerce to find ways in order to advance cooperation which can happen through investments and joint projects.

“In this aspect, we must have an institutionalization of entrepreneurship, which will remove barriers of doing business and open new opportunities to advance cooperation. Through this, we will reduce the level of informality and criminalized economy, which has turned into a real problem for the business environment of the region”, Gerxhaliu said.

Meanwhile, Marko Cadez, the head of the Serb Chamber of Commerce, declared that economic cooperation between Kosovo and Serbia has started in June of 2010, with around 30 technical meetings held with the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce.

“The other aspect is the facilitation of trade and investments, removing commercial barriers, creating joint investment projects and joint participation in the international platform, joint participation in international markets and projects of international cooperation”, Cadez said.

Ibrahim Rexhepi, head of the Social and Strategic Research Center said that the problem of dialogue and the handling of relations between the two countries concerning all domains, is a daily problem.

“Economic relations between Kosovo and Serbia only consists of the exchange of goods, due to the drastic differences of realities in both countries and problems with the improvement of relations”, Rexhepi declared. /ibna/