Saturday, May 11, 2013

Kirby: Serbia - lucrative market for U.S. ICT firms

5/10/2013 6:11:00 PM BELGRADE - U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael Kirby expressed his belief Friday that Serbia offers a lucrative market for the U.S. information and communication technology (ICT) companies seeking to expand sales and business operations abroad.

According to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, the Serbia-U.S. ICT Mission, led by Dacic and Kirby, started an official visit to the United States on Friday. During the visit, which will last until May 16, ways will be discussed to create opportunities for U.S. companies to expand their operations in Serbia's developing ICT sector and export their products to the country. During their visit to the United States, the Serbian prime minister and the U.S. ambassador to Serbia will meet with representatives of leading American ICT companies such as Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, and PayPal. The visit to the United States came after the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in the field of information and communication technologies between the U.S. and Serbia in October 2012.

 According to the embassy statement, the visit will provide opportunities for Serbia to show its business potential to U.S. companies. Kirby said recently that Serbia, with its highly educated workforce, especially in the field of IT and telecommunications, offers a very attractive destination for the U.S. companies seeking opportunities to expand their business operations in Europe. The visit to the U.S. includes an investment seminar, dubbed “Why I believe in Serbia?

 The Silicon Valley of the Balkans,” which will be organized for selected U.S. companies. The Serbia-U.S. trade mission is a proof of further strengthening of the economic and commercial ties between the U.S. and Serbia and the growth in bilateral economic relations and commercial ties bring considerable benefits to the two countries' economies, the U.S. Embassy said in the statement. Photo Tanjug, D. Peternek (archive)

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