Slovenia, Serbia plan a joint conference to boost investments

Belgrade – Slovenia and Serbia plan to hold a joint investment conference in summer or autumn, according to a report by the Serbian media following a meeting between Slovenian Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek and Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matić.

“We believe that we will further facilitate the growth of Slovenian investments in Serbia and vice versa,” Matić was quoted as saying by the Tanjug press agency after Tuesday’s talks with Počivalšek.

According to Tanjug, the Serbian ministry said the date of the conference will depend on the epidemiological situation, but it will not be held later than in autumn. Matić is convinced that the event will facilitate bilateral economic cooperation.

The press agency reported that Počivalšek had said that the potential for economic cooperation between Slovenia and Serbia was expected to be boosted in all fields.

“We will first solve the issue of border crossing, so that citizens of Serbia and Slovenia can cross the countries’ borders smoothly,” the Slovenian minister announced.

In his talks with Matić, Počivalšek also touched on the Serbian Covid-19 vaccination system and said that Slovenia could take Serbia as a good example in this respect, Tanjug also said.