Serbia opens trade office in Israel; aims to strengthen the links, the presence

The Representative Office of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) began operations earlier this month, according to a statement from the organization.

The office, located in Jerusalem at the Margalit Start-up City (JVP) complex, will focus on strengthening the Serbian presence in Israel’s economic, commercial and scientific sectors.

The CCIS, which regards Israel as a “high-tech country”, is responsible for formulating the terms of a free trade agreement between the two countries, with interests in the IT sector, start-up consulting, healthcare. , agriculture and the food industry. . Military industry, cyber, ICT services, wastewater treatment and tourism – although he notes that “the interest in cooperation of the two economies is reflected in almost all industries”.

“Encouraging Israeli investments in real estate, renewable energy, water resources management, environment, infrastructure and transport sectors, as well as increasing exports from Serbia to Israel, will be undoubtedly the main tasks of the representative office, ”said the director of the representative office, and former purchasing director of the Israeli group Gaon Aleksandar Nikolić.

The CCIS opening ceremony is scheduled for November this year, in the presence of CCIS President Marko Čadež. This year also marks 30 years since Israel and Serbia established diplomatic relations.

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