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Prishtina, 04 December 2012 – The energy sector in Kosovo is drawing considerable attention among foreign investors, and we hope that during the upcoming year we will have significant changes and investments in the energy, mining and minerals spheres, said the Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj.

Beqaj made these comments during the investment forum held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, with the aim of promoting investment opportunities in Kosovo and increasing the level of cooperation among businesses from the two countries.

Minister Beqaj presented at this occasion the orientations of Kosovo Government, especially related to the strategic sectors, which are considered to comprise the cornerstone of the country’s development, such as energy and mining sectors, while inviting Belgian investors to invest in Kosovo.

Beqaj underscored that Republic of Kosovo provides a favorable investment environment, while its legal framework ensures their equal treatment with local investors.

For her part, Deputy-Prime Minister and Minister of Trade and Industry, Mimoza Kusari – Lila, said that Kosovo’s image has significantly improved as a result of doing business reforms and favorable economic policies.

Kosovo is not part of economic news as an exporter of regional instability, and this represents good news for Kosovo and foreign investors, said Kusari – Lila.

Part of this conference were a significant number of Belgian and Kosovo businesses active in different spheres, which used this opportunity to discuss on their cooperation.

Otherwise, the organization of the Business Forum in Belgium is part of a wider campaign of the Ministry of Trade and Industry aimed at promoting investments in Kosovo among potential investors, especially among countries of the European Union, United States of America and Turkey.