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Investment contracts to be signed with 4-5 companies soon: minister

Investment contracts to be signed with 4-5 companies soon: minister

Skopje, 31 January 2018 (MIA) - Both domestic and foreign companies have been increasingly showing interest to invest in Macedonia in the past few months, which is expected very soon to result in signing investment contracts, Minister for Foreign Investments Zorica Apostolska said Wednesday.

A contract, she added, has been already signed with the Turkish company Cagatay Kablo.

According to Apostolska, even though the country has exited the political crisis, its consequences are still being felt.

"Negotiations with several interested companies are under way. In two to three-months' time, contracts are expected to be signed with 4-5 companies in the automotive, medicine and food industry," said Minister Apostolska, who today attended a conference on sustainability of small and medium-sized companies.

According to her, the investment climate promoted by the current administration is transparent.

The government's measures aim to make sure both domestic and foreign investors receive the same treatment, said Zoran Sapuric.

"The perception that the government is not interested in foreign investments is wrong. On the contrary, it is interested in foreign investors, as well as in domestic investments, because our economy needs domestic production and we must export goods because Macedonia is a small country," stated the minister in charge of improving the investments climate for local enterprises.

Businessmen, he said, have assessed that the business climate is improving. Zore Temelkovski, Head of the Macedonian-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, said he agreed.

"In the coming period, we are expecting to see results in order to conclude whether the government's programme is effective. We don't want the business community to serve as logistics to the government, we want to be its partner," he stated. ba/16:42

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