Pristina, 29 January 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
President of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga has met today with the mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti to discuss on economic development.
Jahjaga said that the economic development of the country is tied to foreign investments in Kosovo.
“The level of economic development is closely tied to the creation of a better atmosphere of investments which would attract foreign investors”, Jahjaga declared.
Jahjaga met with the mayor of Pristina in the framework of the tour for economic development which she has started in different communes of the country on 12 January, in which she’s being accompanied by representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce and the German Chamber of Commerce.
Jahjaga said that these meetings aim at “offering investors an opportunity to see potential in their investments in Kosovo and the communes of Kosovo”.
Meanwhile, mayor of Pristina, Shpend Ahmeti said that Pristina is the first one to issue permits and other communes must do more for economic development.
“Besides being the administrative center of the country, Pristina is also the economic capital of Kosovo and the communes must play a bigger role on economic development”, Ahmeti said.
Safet Gerxhaliu who represented three commercial chambers, said that there must be good communication between central and local government.
“It’s time to have good communication between the central and local government. Political decentralization must turn into economic decentralization and a proper economic communication must take place”, Gerxhaliu said. /ibna/