Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) Director, Gordan Milinic, discussed with Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Greece, Branko Dokic, about embassy plans to organize an investment-business forum BiH-Greece in Athens in May 2018, which would be attended by FIPA.
Given the good political relations between the two countries, but the symbolic economic exchange and the low inflow of Greek investments in BiH, FIPA and BiH Embassy in Athens will together make additional efforts to change this situation, in order to enhance economic development of the country and create new jobs for BH citizens.
According to the ambassador, there is interest of Greek investors in the energy sector, tourism, wood sector and agriculture of BiH. Currently there is no enough promotional activity to motivate Greek investors to come to BiH, given the growth trend of Greek investments in Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania and Macedonia.
With the aim of promoting BiH in Greece, the BiH embassy is working on establishing contacts with the Greek Chamber of Commerce, trade unions, entrepreneur associations, the Department for Economic Diplomacy at MVP Greece, Greek investors and members of the BiH Diaspora in this country.
Also, the introduction of charter flights between BiH and Greece is considered in the summer period, in order to increase the number of tourists, and thus the accompanying activities.