‘Digital transformation, an agenda for an environmentally friendly and energy efficient Serbia, enhancement of the health service, and business integration through regional initiatives: these are the four priorities AmCham and its members will focus on in the future. We believe these priorities are key to continuing our endeavour to create a predictable and stable business environment, and that we will continue working with the incoming Serbian Government in these areas’, said Stefan Lazarević, AmCham’s Chairman of the Board, at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the association.
‘AmCham brings together more than 210 American, multinational, and domestic companies that have invested more than 14 billion euros in Serbia and that employ in excess of 100,000 Serbians. Our goal is to partner with the Serbian Government to improve the investment climate, promote best American and European business practices and values, ensure our members have access to continuing professional development, and help improve the education system to better address the needs of the business community’, Mr Lazarevic added.
The event marking two decades of AmCham was also attended by Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić and many representatives of AmCham members, prominent Serbian and foreign businesses, and media outlets, as well as cultural and public figures.
Congratulating AmCham on its 20th anniversary, Prime Minister Brnabić remarked: ‘Over the past twenty years AmCham has always been a strong and reliable partner to the Serbian Government: we have worked together to create a better business environment, helping Serbia become a global leader in attracting foreign direct investment. Together we amended key laws, overhauled public administration, designed rule of law reforms to ensure the Serbian judiciary was completely independent, and gave the Serbian economy the security and safety it needed to invest and grow. On this occasion, let me thank you for believing in Serbia and for supporting the Serbian Government on this path’.
AmCham will continue to promote American business values and strive to join every discussion on how to enhance the business environment and any other matter that helps the country attract more investment, create new jobs, and achieve the most demanding global standards in all fields of doing business.
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