Skopje, 22nd January 2015 (MIA) – Reforms implemented in Macedonia and Kosovo, European and Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as the opportunities for further enhancement of the relations in the areas of mutual interest were the topics discussed today
among Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hashim Thaçi.
Both parties, as the Government Press Office announced, expressed their strategic commitment to EU and NATO accession, emphasizing that such approach is the best means for ensuring further progress of the region.
The discussions also referred to preparatory activities for holding mutual governmental session between both countries, where specific projects for enhancement of the cooperation would be considered.
What was also discussed was the realization of infrastructure projects of regional significance, which would contribute to improving the conditions for an intensified trade, thus having positive effects on the economic growth and job creation.
Focus was placed on the possibility for deepening the economic relations, for which there is serious potential. Thus, following this meeting, Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hashim Thaçi and Zoran Stavreski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance signed the Agreement on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments.
The signing of this Agreement provides for establishing legal framework guarantying the ownership and the related rights to investors. Existence of such Agreement is one of the most important preconditions for stimulation of the business initiatives and mutual investment attraction, which would contribute to increasing the number of business relations and investments among the entities from both countries in the coming period.