Prishtina, March 4, 2019 – Stronger rule of law, a more functional market economy and unhindered regional trade are the way forward for Kosovo to attract U.S. and other foreign investors. These are the key highlights of the meeting of U.S. Ambassador in Kosovo, Philip S. Kosnett, with the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.
Ambassador Kosnett told the AmCham Board of Governors and the Executive Director that the U.S. Embassy is pleased to hear that its priorities for peace, justice and prosperity are the priorities that are shared by Kosovo people as well.
Ambassador Kosnett stated that the U.S. Embassy is supportive of AmCham in addressing the aforementioned issues, and also in fostering cross-border cooperation with other AmChams in the Western Balkans.
President of the Board of Governors of AmCham Kosovo, Ilir Ibrahimi, informed the Ambassador of the key priorities of the Board, which include addressing issues related to political uncertainty, economic populism, women’s economic empowerment, measures to be undertaken to attract foreign investments, rule of law, corruption and contract enforcement.
The Executive Director of the Chamber, Arian Zeka, spoke about the activities of the organization aimed at addressing the aforementioned issues and improving Kosovo’s prospects for more U.S. investments. The members of the Board of Governors shared what they believe to be the economic priorities for the country, emphasizing the need for more dialogue between the private and public sector.
All in attendance at this meeting concluded that all of the issues confronted by foreign investors and private sector in general should be resolved through consistent dialogue between public and private sector representatives.