Participants listen to the national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) at the opening ceremony of the eighth Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) at Parliamentary Building in Sarajevo, BiH, on May 22, 2017. The eighth Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) opened here on Monday with topic of "one region, one economy." (Xinhua/Haris Memija)
SARAJEVO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- The eighth Sarajevo Business Forum (SBF) opened here on Monday with topic of "one region,one economy."
Mladen Ivanic, Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), said at the opening ceremony that BiH can offer many opportunities to investors.
He stressed that politicians in BiH have obligations to make better image for the country and then many investors would come.
Denis Zvizdic, chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH, said that BiH's products have become regionally and globally recognizable and competitive.
He said BiH has made significant progress in the process of Euro-Atlantic integration over the past year.
"BiH's application for the EU membership was accepted, preparation for answering the European Commission Questionnaire is underway," Zvizdic said.
The annual event is participated by over 1,000 company representatives and government officials from the region and the world.
This year's SBF will present a number of projects from agriculture, energy, education, finance, infrastructure, engineering, services, tourism and other development sectors.
Initially launched in 2010, the SBF has been one of the most important investment conferences in Southeast Europe.