At the annual session of “Pozitiv” Association in Zenica, a city located 70 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Kingdom of Norway Nedim Makarevic highlighted that the plan on exports to Norway has been reached and even exceeded.
“Compared to last year, this year, according to available data, exports are increased by nearly 30 percent,” Makarevic said, adding that the results do not include statistics from December.
The Embassy of BiH in Oslo was the organizer of the first meeting of members of the BiH’s Business Association “Pozitiv” with Bosnian businessmen who are living in Norway, and who have been recently registered in the Norwegian-BiH Chamber.
Ambassador Makarevic added that one of his priorities is to enhance the bilateral trade between BiH and Norway, but highlights that the potential of cooperation with BiH’s entrepreneurs, who are very successful in Norway, is not sufficiently used.
“The idea was to connect entrepreneurs from BiH with BiH entrepreneurs in Norway who are now organized and want to cooperate with their homeland. The first meeting in Oslo, was, in fact, the first time that businessmen from BiH in the great number and organized, came to Norway to make a contact and cooperation with our expatriates who are doing business in this country,” emphasizes Makarevic.
Representatives from the field of security, tourism, glass industry, wood processing, electrical and machinery industry, IT building and architecture were all present at the meeting, and it is believed that the result of this synergy will be the creation of joint projects in the future.
Nahid Hasanbegovic on behalf of the association “Pozitiv” presented the work of the association and plans for the future, thanking Ambassador Makarevic for the cooperation.