- Monday, November 20, 2017 5:38 PM
Skopje, 20 November 2017 (MIA) - Nineteen foreign investors have either signed deals with the government or are close to concluding contracts to invest in Macedonia, Zoran Zaev said Monday.
Most of the investors are companies from EU countries, the Macedonian Prime Minister told a news conference in Skopje alongside EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn.
"Having low standards of living, Macedonia should take advantage of it to attract foreign investments. In such circumstances, foreign companies can manufacture resulting in fairly competitive prices. It gives us advantage to attract as many investors as possible. Conditions have been significantly improved after the political crisis in Macedonia was concluded. We have excellent news that foreign companies will be investing - the government is striking deals and is close to signing documents with 19 companies, most of them are from EU countries. Investment activities by domestic companies is also on the rise," stated PM Zaev.
The trend, he added, will continue depending on overall conditions to keep on investing in Macedonia. For the country it means growing GDP and job creation.
"The success of my government lies not only in our strategic objectives to join the EU and NATO but also in its achievements at economic level. By heightening the standards of living in Macedonia, we are pushing the country much closer to the EU," Zaev stated. ba/17:36
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