Yesterday, April 29, more than 20 owners of companies of the Turkish-Azerbaijani Business Association attended the business forum, which was held in Baku where potentials for investment in the Republic of Macedonia and advantages for foreign investments were presented.
At the opening of the forum in Baku, the Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, addressed the attendants expressing confidence that the good political cooperation between the two countries will be effective economically.
- I believe that this meeting today is just the beginning of a successful and fruitful cooperation. I expect that in the upcoming period I will have the opportunity to welcome President Aliyev to the Republic of Macedonia and I hope that you we will continue with the Macedonian-Azerbaijani business forum. Therefore, I urge you to visit Macedonia, see the existing facilities, see the positive experience of companies already present to make sure that Macedonia offers great opportunities for expansion of your business, President Ivanov said.
The investment opportunities in Macedonia and the favorable business climate was presented by Kliment Shekerovski, Deputy Director of the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia. Businessmen at the meeting expressed interest in investing in construction, especially in the energy sector.
Representative of Tekfen Construction, one of the largest Turkish companies in construction and oil, working in Azerbaijan for more than 20 years, whose last project was the Olympic Stadium in Baku, said he would like to come in Macedonia and learn about the possibilities of doing business.
The Turkish-Azerbaijani Business Association has more than 300 companies with business in several economic branches as members. Only in construction, its members have undertaken contracts worth 15 billion dollars, have invested over $ 7.5 billion in Azerbaijan and employ 60,000 people.