- Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:28 PM
Skopje, 14 June 2018 (MIA) - Macedonia guarantees foreign capital through rule of law - you are welcome to invest in the country, said the representatives of the government's economic team visiting Frankfurt, where they have met with German investors to present Macedonia's investment benefits as well as the Economic Growth Plan.
A delegation of the Macedonian Government, led by Deputy PM for economic affairs Koco Angjusev, had Thursday a working lunch with officials of German companies, businessmen and chambers of commerce. Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski, Economy Minister Kreshnik Bekteshi, and Minister of Health Venko Filipce were also in attendance.
Some of the companies have already invested in Macedonia while several others are mulling starting a business in the country.
"Investors have shown interest for three segments: state assistance, stability in the country and rule of law and how to recruit young, smart and intelligent people to work in their companies," said Deputy Premier Angjusev.
The ministers assured the company officials that Macedonia was a desired destination for foreign investors.
"We have invited the companies to invest in Macedonia. We are very satisfied with the meetings, in which we presented our investment opportunities. Similar working trips to other countries are also being planned," noted Minister Bekteshi.
According to Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski, Macedonia is heading in the right, positive direction and has been fostering an excellent fiscal position.
"We've discussed many topics, including macroeconomic stability, fiscal position and opportunities for running business, transparency, etc. Investors were in particular interested in Macedonia's workforce," Tevdovski added.
With the measures it is taking, Macedonia has established itself as stable country, open towards its neighbors and the world with, a country whose future lies in both EU and NATO.
At the moment, nearly 200 companies with German capital are working in Macedonia with over 20,000 employees. From January to March 2018, Macedonia exported goods estimated at EUR 643.2 million to Germany, which is an increase of 16 per cent compared to the same period last year. ba/17:26
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