March 24 marked 19 years of AmCham’s continuous dedication, support, and advocacy and the ongoing, unstoppable effort to further advance and improve the field of doing business in Kosovo. This occasion was celebrated among members, friends, and important stakeholders that have made this organization what it is today, and what it will remain in the future.
His excellency, U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Jeffrey M. Hovenier who was present in this celebration, during his keynote speech praised AmCham and all its members for their work and achievements in Kosovo and beyond, and recognized AmCham as one of the premier business chambers in Kosovo and in the region. Further, Ambassador Hovenier stated that he and the U.S. Embassy look forward to further strengthening public-private conversation and cooperation and normalizing relations between Kosovo and Serbia to create and establish a more robust economy.
Honorable Madam President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu congratulated AmCham on its 19 years of unwavering support and unmatched dedication to helping local entrepreneurs and companies thrive. She also said that AmCham’s contribution has been instrumental in enhancing and strengthening trade and economic performance in Kosovo. “Through tireless engagement, you have brought the bilateral economic cooperation between Kosovo and the United States to new heights with each passing year, and I am confident that the best is still ahead of us” stated President Osmani.
The Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo Arian Zeka reiterated that AmCham remains committed to its original goal of promoting the interests of American businesses in Kosovo and facilitating economic growth and development. He also highlighted the positive impact AmCham members have had on Kosovo’s economy and its people. As he recognized AmCham’s visionary founding members, he also thanked all AmCham members for 19 years of dedication and commitment, leadership and vision that have been and will remain critical to AmCham’s success.
The Vice President of AmCham’s Board of Governors Agon Gashi proudly stated that AmCham remains one of the most active business associations in Kosovo. He also went on to reiterate a message from the Board, “AmCham will remain active in raising issues that the private sector in Kosovo faces and speak with a more powerful voice,” he added.