President of the IDB: BiH to become Main Center of this Part of Europe

13187629_1765441253692551_699994790_nPresident of the Islamic Development Bank Mohamed Ali stated at the 7th Sarajevo Business Forum that BiH is becoming main center of this part of Europe, which attracts more and more foreign investments.

At the beginning of his speech, he thanked the organizers saying that he specially appreciates that a number of international and regional leaders are present at the SBF.

He particularly emphasized that the SBF attracted the attention of tourists to Sarajevo, which has a lot to do with the construction of hotels and infrastructure projects.

Besides him, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek addressed the attendees, and said that Turkey has strong ties with BiH and special feelings when it comes to BiH.

He added that the stability and prosperity of BiH are important for Turkey, which generally supports the region in times when the world is going through a very difficult period, or when demand is low and debts are growing.

Sarajevo Business Forum is playing a very important role in increasing the development and strengthening of democracy of 16 countries, and it also contributes to the overall partnership between China and the European Union, stated the Minister of China and Vice President of the Commission for Development and Reform of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, Ning Jizhi.

Ning, who is leading Chinese delegation at the SBF, conveyed the message of the Prime Minister of China who congratulated the authorities and citizens of BiH on the opening of the business forum 16 + 1.

“Thanks to the joint efforts of China and 16 countries, we have created a framework that covers the whole range of areas. This forum is playing a very important role in strengthening development and democracy which contributes to the overall partnership between China and the EU,” said Ning.

He called on the leaders of 17 countries to promote cooperation through reforms in an attempt for it to become, as he said, effective in strengthening growth and improving living conditions.

“This is a new path to an outcome that will bring success for everyone. The Prime Minister and the Government of the PRC want SBF success in its work,” said the Chinese minister.

(Source: Er. M./

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