RAFAJLOVSKA CALLS UPON CHINESE TO ENTER MACEDONIA
Macedonian Economy Minister Vera Rafajlovska called today in Beijing the Chinese companies to invest in the Macedonian duty free zones.
In the course of the talks with her host, the Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and Head of the Department of European Affairs, Yu Guangzhou, Rafajlovska presented the conditions and possibilities for investments in Macedonia.
Marija Vesova, the spokeswoman of the Economy Ministry, told Makfax that the Minister insisted on persuading the Chinese side that Macedonia's population should not serve as a basis for assessing the market, as it broadens significantly when taking into consideration country's membership in CEFTA and agreements with EU.
"I believe China will find an interest to invest in our free economic zones, which will bring it closer to the European market", Rafajlovska said.
Macedonian Minister accepted gladly the Chinese offer to send experts to Macedonia to convey reach Chinese experiences in attracting foreign investments, having in mind the fact that over 600.000 foreign companies are registered in China.
During her visit to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, Rafajlovska presented the tenders for small hydroelectric plants and several projects including Vardar Valley, construction of highways and skyscrapers.
Macedonia has gladly accepted the offer to take part at the Agriculture Fair slated for November in China.
Before heading back to Macedonia on Sunday, Rafajlovska will pay visit to several high-tech industrial zones.
MD: The Minister also said that Macedonia is preparing intensively for participation at the EXPO 2010, which will take place in Shanghai. Chinese are slowly taking over the world, so let them spend some money in our country too! :)