President Stevo Pendarovski, as part of his working visit to the Kingdom of Belgium, addressed Belgian businessmen in the Flanders Investment and Trade Agency (FIT) in Brussels today, where a presentation of the economic potential and investment opportunities in North Macedonia was held.
President Pendarovski expressed his support for the promotion of economic cooperation between Macedonian and Belgian companies, stressing that from intensification of contacts and implementation of business projects, not only businessmen will benefit, but also our citizens.
“The Republic of North Macedonia has done a lot in the past years in terms of attracting foreign investments, and the very presence of numerous companies from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, or Belgium just validate the merit of the Macedonian investment model, President Pendarovski said in his address.
On this occasion, the President expressed his gratitude for the continuous support of the Belgian government to the Macedonian European integration, expressing his belief that the negotiations for membership of North Macedonia in the EU will positively affect the overall bilateral relations with Belgium.
“Currently, the so-called screening process is underway, expected to be finalized by the end of the year. In parallel, we are putting a lot of efforts especially in the area of the rule of law and the fight against corruption in order to create even better business environment, more conducive and more predictable for all future investors, President Pendarovski said in his address.
At the presentation, which was addressed by the Minister of Economy, Kreshnik Bekteshi, the Director of the TIDZ, Jovan Despotovski, and representatives of the companies Avesta Battery & Energy Engineering and WB&E Metal, the experiences of Belgian companies that invested in our country were shared.
Twenty Belgian companies attended the event, supported by the Wallonia Agency for Exports and Foreign Investments (AWEX) and the Brussels Business Support Agency, HAB Brussels.