Trade chambers of BiH, Greece vow to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-13 03:23:37|Editor: Mu Xuequan
Video PlayerClose

SARAJEVO, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Foreign trade chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina(BiH) and Greece held a business forum on Friday, vowing to improve bilateral economic relations and cooperation, BiH Foreign Trade Chamber said in a press release.

During the business forum, Vice President of BiH's Chamber Vjekoslav Vukovic presented the potentials of BiH in sectors like energy, agriculture, wood-processing, construction and tourism.

"When we talk about foreign trade with Greece, we cannot be satisfied with its size, given the potentials of the two countries," Vukovic said.

Enes Aliskovic, director of Export Promotion Agency under Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH, said that in 2018 the volume of exchange was some 93 million KM (53.5 million U.S. dollars), of which 15 million KM (8.6 million U.S. dollars) exports and almost 78 million KM (44.8 million U.S. dollars) of imports are from Greece.

"What is positive is that apart from commodity exchanges, the tourism sector is progressing year by year," Aliskovic added.

For his part, Stavros Georgakis, acting executive committee member of the Athens Chamber of Commerce, said that the trade between the two countries is not at a high level, but there are good opportunities to increase it.

Eight Greek companies from the pharmaceutical, IT, food, metal and electro sectors, and 17 BiH's companies participated in the forum. (1 U.S. dollar = 1.74 KM)