The Chamber of Commerce of North Macedonia has announced that its Serbian and Kosovo counterparts will be discussing how to overcome administrative barriers in economic cooperation in a meeting scheduled to take place in Skopje on March 30.
The negotiations will be mediated by Elena Milevska Strbevska and Jadranka Arizankovska, both advisors to the chair of North Macedonia’s Chamber of Commerce, Branko Azeski.
In its press release, the institution emphasized that resolving trade issues between Serbia and Kosovo is “an extremely important economic and also political question, because it may lead to the normalization of relations between the two countries and [provide] a new step forward in a relationship that has been tense for decades.”
The Macedonian CoC also recalled that agreements have already been signed laying the foundations of and providing the instruments for increasing competitiveness, economic cohesion and connectedness in the entire Western Balkans.
According to the statement, “now is the right time” to eliminate shortcomings in regional trade and “to make wise decisions toward intensifying regional integration and trade cooperation, which will ensure economic prosperity for both countries and the Western Balkans as a whole.”