The Slovenia Times

Economy minister discusses economic ties with Serbian PM


Vučić visited Slovenia's stall after he opened what is the biggest tourism fair in southeastern Europe.

The prime minister praised the good bilateral relations and labelled Slovenia a best practice example in tourism development, Tourism Board head Maja pak told the STA on Friday.

Počivalšek underlined that Serbia was an important partner for Slovenia. Trade amounted to EUR 1.06m in the first eleven months of the 2015; Slovenia's exports accounted for EUR 680m.

Vučić moreover pointed out that Slovenia played an important role in FDI for Serbia, investing EUR 1.18m in 2014. Serbia is the second biggest recipient of Slovenian FDI, second only to Croatia.

The pair also touched on other topics, with Počivalšek thanking Vučić on behalf of Prime Minister Miro Cerar for Serbia's cooperation in the coping with the refugee crisis.

Počivalšek also held talks with Minister of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism Rasim Ljajić. He offered Slovenia's help in Serbia's efforts to boost spa tourism, as the branch accounts for 30% of all overnights generated in Slovenia.

Počivalšek later met Slovenian businessmen operating in Serbia that are members of the Slovenian Business Club. The executives complained about red tape and slow court procedures, the ministry said.


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