Prishtina, 17 March (STA) - A non-profit Slovenian-Kosovo business association (SKPZ) was established in Prishtina on Tuesday to promote economic cooperation and enhance cultural ties between the countries.
Kosovo market is becoming increasingly dynamic and the demand for Slovenian products is strong, the SKPZ said in a press release on Wednesday.
The association aims to promote Slovenian investments in Kosovo, boost trade and help small Slovenian technological companies enter the Kosovo market.
At Tuesday's founding session, the association elected the managing board, confirmed its action plan and elected CEO of brewery Birra Peja, Sebastjan Gergeta, its president.
SKPZ members, companies and individuals will meet once a month for lectures and round table debates with guests. A SKPZ division will comprise of Kosovo companies that mostly do business with Slovenian companies.
The association, which will be based at the Kosovo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will help organise meetings of Slovenian and Kosovo business executives, the first one taking place in Ljubljana in the autumn.
Apart from strengthening business ties, the association will also organise cultural and humanitarian events.
The SKPZ will get initial funds from membership fees, but will also apply for funds with the Slovenian Public Agency for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments (JAPTI).