Prishtina, 08 March 2011 Kosovo Chamber of Commerce (KCC) is one of the main actors in the development of economic policies, as it is the voice of the business community; said Minister of Economic Development, Besim Beqaj, in a meeting with the President of KCC, Safet Gërxhaliu, and representatives of the business community.
Minister Beqaj said that the Kosovo Government aims to create a favorable economic environment, so that the private sector is given space for development which will enable the gradual attraction of public investments, and so that the private sector becomes the key stakeholder for economic development.
He also said that the first mandate of the Thaçi Government was the state-building, and this mandate is of economic development, because without economic development there can be no stability, and economic development it is a precondition for integration in the European structures.
Minister Beqaj reiterated that the Government is dedicated to promptly proceed with the privatization of public assets, and that this is not done only to alienate such assets, but rather to offer better services for the citizens. Privatization should be seen in this context, said Beqaj.
The Head of MED also highlighted that there is an forecasted economic growth of 6.1 percent this year, which will be viable with the increase of the performances of the Kosovo Tax Administration and Customs, and by creating procedural facilities for making business, and pledged that all Government promises will be met.
On this occasion, Minister Beqaj invited the business community to be a constructive partner in the creation of a dialog that would help the development of economic policies and serve as a promoter of the countrys economic development.
The President of the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Safet Gërxhaliu, expressed his gratitude to Minister Beqaj for his readiness to closely cooperate with the KCC in the development of economic policies, and stated that he is optimistic for the fact that the head of the economic establishments are competent persons coming from the business world.
In addition, Minister Beqaj had fruitful discussions with various business representatives interested in MED policies for the encouragement of domestic products, trading preferences with the EU and other challenges of the local businesses.