The Chamber of Commerce of Tirana and the Croatian Chamber of Economy organized the Albania-Croatia Business Forum

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana, in cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Economy, held the Albania-Croatia Business Forum in Tirana (Albania) on 18th July 2019.

Promoting the development and economic cooperation between Albania and Croatia was the main goal of a forum where all participating businesses were given the opportunity to meet their counterparts and talk about possible future cooperation opportunities. Around 90 Albanian and Croatian companies participated in the B2B meetings held inside the event.  

During the Business Forum, celebrated in the framework of an official visit of the Croatian Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Mr. Darko Horvat, the need of a stronger cooperation between the two countries, given their geographic position and the potential of these countries, was highlighted.

Entrepreneurs from both countries were encouraged to work together and build stronger trade and economic relations, create mutual investments, intensify cooperation and undertake common activities and projects that favour the increase of economic and trade cooperation. In addition, the new Albanian policies and regulatory reforms for creating a better business environment were presented.

The Business Forum was attended by numerous institutional representatives, such as Mr. Nikolin Jaka, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Tirana, Mr. Ivan Barbaric, Deputy President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Darko Hovat, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of Croatia, Mr. Eduard Shalsi, Minister for the Protection of Entrepreneurship of Albania, Mrs. Anila Denai, Minister of Finance and Economy of Albania, Mrs. Sania Bujas-Juraga, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Albania or Mr. Etjen Xhafaj, Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, among others.

ASCAME congratulates its members, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana and the Croatian Chamber of Economy, for this very successful event and great initiative and applauds the efforts for strengthening bilateral cooperation between the Mediterranean countries as a previous step for a stronger regional integration and development in the Mediterranean.



Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana

Ministry of Tourism of Croatia

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