Western Balkans countries should consider area as a single market: Italian Ambassador
The Western Balkans countries need to start thinking like a common market of 20 million consumers, while the vision of any investment should be based on this logic.
This was the comment that Italian Ambassador in Albania Alberto Cutillio, while underlining the need to find a common language at a high level.
“There is an obvious difference if we compare a 3 million-strong market, like that of Albania, and a market of 20 million persons of all the Balkan countries together. Moving in this Balkan area is a bit difficult; roads are often not very good, requiring time that is not conducive to businesses. So, we have to move beyond the establishment of a political climate for relations between these countries, since they have not been easy. It is useful for these relations to be strengthened at top levels, such as ministers and presidents. The aim is to make this infrastructural work tangible, to make this market unique in some way, and more attractive to foreign investors and enterprises,” said Cutillio.
The statements were made during a conference on the development of sustainable infrastructures.
The conference was attended by associations of engineers, architects, public institutions and enterprises that have signed important contracts in infrastructure projects.