The Association of Italian Businessmen in Bosnia and Herzegovina BiH was presented at Banja Luka under the auspices of the Embassy of Italy in BiH.
The Minister for Economy and Entrepreneurship of the Republika Srpska RS Vjekoslav Petricevic said that there was a great interest of Italian businessmen in investing in processing and other types of industry, which is why it is important to start economic processes in the RS in which serious companies from Italy will participate.
Petricevic said that this is important considering the current global trends and that the Italians are particularly interested in the local wood processing, metal and textile, leather and footwear industries.
The aim of the Association of Italian businessmen in BiH is to monitor all developments relating to economic indicators between BiH and Italy, to network BiH and Italian companies, and to help Italian investors in BiH.
The president of the association, Giuseppe Franki, says these areas have a lot of potential and resources that should be used.
Franki, who has been operating in this area for eighteen years, said that I personally decided to invest in the area of Prijedor because of the geographical position and the potential of educated young people who can contribute a lot.
The head of the trade department at the Italian Embassy in BiH, Lorenzo Donatelli, expressed the hope that the meeting organized by the Association of Italian Businessmen in BiH in Banja Luka will strengthen mutual economic and other relations.