The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), at its headquaters in London held a high level Western Balkans Investment Summit. The Summit was attended by the prime ministers and ministers of Western Balkan countries, representatives of the European Union and international financial institutions, leading entrepreneurs of the region and potential investors. Bosnia and Herzegovina was represented by Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Branko T. Neskovic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in London, Mirko Šarović, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Jasmin Buco, Director of Highways of the Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Svetozar Miletic, Minister Counsellor at the Embassy.
Beside Denis Zvizdić, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Prime Ministers session, the participants were addressed by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, Prime Minister of Montenegro Milo Djukanović, Prime Minister of Croatia Tihomir Orešković, Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama and Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa. They presented investment opportunities in their countries and projects for which they expected support from the EBRD.
Chairman of the Council of Ministers, in his speech, among other things, emphasized the importance of regional cooperation and cohesion in the Western Balkans, especially in the context of the EU, and stressed that the most important areas for regional integration were transport and energy sectors. He said that the construction of Corridor 5-C was a priority of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as it forms the basis for economic development and connection with European corridors and neighboring countries. #
In the framework of the Summit, there were three separate panels, which focused on the possibilities of improving the investment climate, regional projects and investment opportunities in the fields of energy, transport and entrepreneurship. The UK support for accession of Western Balkan countries to the EU was expressed at the conference, and stressed that the EBRD was ready to continue to support the region in realizing its economic potentials.