Ambassador Citaku Visits AmCham Kosovo

Prishtina, August 15, 2016 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo hosted today Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States for a discussion and a review on Kosovo political, economic and social outlook and its potentials to attract foreign investors.

Arian Zeka, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce, praised Ambassador’s visit to discuss about issues of importance for development in Kosovo, thus presenting AmCham Kosovo activities and potential initiatives aiming to promote a robust trading relationship with Europe and U.S., which could create new capacities in the market and reduce rates of unemployment in Kosovo. Zeka argued that AmCham Kosovo remains optimistic about the prospects of doing business in Kosovo, which would potentially grow if certain laws would be implemented, particularly the Law on Strategic Investments and the Law on Late Payments in Commercial Transactions, a draft of which Kosovo Assembly has passed in the first reading two weeks ago, and is yet to be fully implemented.

Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States, expressed her appreciation for AmCham’s effort and hard work to actively pursue policy initiatives that aim to improve the doing business environment for domestic and foreign investors. Arguing in regards to domestic investments, she emphasized education as one key factor in Kosovo, she considers as hampering to the efforts of foreign investors, thus adding that Kosovo is in dire need for qualified and educated workforce, to attract investors with great potential of creating jobs and promote long-term economic growth. Finally, Çitaku expressed herself warmly in favor of active cooperation with AmCham Kosovo, in the effort of promoting economic growth in Kosovo.