Serbia: U.S. mission in Belgrade for development projects

After Washington accord. Focus on infrastructure, transport

22 September, 13:18

    (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, SEPTEMBER 22 - After a stopover in Kosovo yesterday, a US delegation was in Belgrade on Tuesday.

    The delegation includes in particular top officials of the International Finance and Development Corporation (DFC), an important US fund of development hat has shown strong interest for the support of infrastructural projects in both Kosovo and Serbia as well as in the rest of the Balkan area. The mission to the area was decided on the sidelines of the agreement on the normalization of economic relations between Belgrade and Pristina signed on September 4 at the White House with Donald Trump. During the ceremony in Washington the DFC announced that it was opening an office in Belgrade.

    The mission of the US delegation was led by DFC top official Adam Boehler and the special US envoy for Kosovo Richard Grenell. Members of the US delegation also included representatives of the US Export-Import Bank (Exim) and the US departments for energy and trade. The governments of Pristina and Belgrade expect much from the contribution of the DFC in terms of new investments and economic and financial aid, with the realization of important infrastructural projects to support small and medium-sized firms, agriculture, energy and women entrepreneurs. The DFC office in Belgrade is meant to help the projects. The American delegation will meet in the afternoon Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Premier Ana Brnabic.

    Talks are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday with the ministers of finance, transport and infrastructure and with the top officials of Serbia's chamber of commerce. (ANSA).

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