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Ninth Sarajevo Business Forum begins, record number of participants

Economy 25.04.2018 | 16:28
Photo: FENA
Photo: FENA

SARAJEVO, 25 April (BelTA - FENA) - Governor of BBI Bank Amer Bukvić and the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) Bandar M. H. Hajjar officially opened the ninth Sarajevo Business Forum.

“We are proud that this year we have a record number of participants, 1,800 of them coming from 50 countries. The SBF under the motto "One region, one economy" has a great representation of regional leaders. We want to use the Sarajevo Forum to show that we have an excellent region with huge potentials. At the same time, we want to confirm that the cooperation between governments and the private sector, or private-public partnership, is a possible way forward in the region and the world,” Mr. Bukvić said.

The President of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), Bandar M. H. Hajjar, in his address to the participants of the conference, emphasized that the SBF had become the largest and most important in the region, and wished the participants that the Forum opens their path to success and a better future. IDB, he added, has the honor to contribute to the realization of certain projects in BiH, as well as favorable financial lines that are placed through the BBI Bank.

Through the program panels, in the next two days, the accent will be on the economic integration of the region and cooperation with the countries of the European Union.

Expressing interest in cooperation and investment in the region, the invitation of the organizers was answered by a delegation from Indonesia headed by Minister of Land and Spatial Planning, Sofyan A. Djalil, a delegation from Oman led by Mulham Al Jarf, Chief Investment Officer at State General Reserve Fund, as well as representatives from countries of Europe, USA, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Turkey, Japan, Pakistan and others.

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