Economic integration

State Department: United States fully supports regional economic integration in the Balkans

US Department of State; Photo: Flickr / NCinDC

BELGRADE – The United States fully supports efforts in the Western Balkans to deepen and strengthen inclusive regional economic integration in accordance with European Union rules and standards, a State Department spokesperson told the Serbian branch of Voice of America.

This media asked the State Department to comment on the position of the United States regarding the “Open Balkan” initiative on the one hand and the Berlin process on the other.

“We encourage regional leaders to seek opportunities to reduce trade barriers, increase economic competitiveness and build integrated and regionally resilient economies that provide what citizens need,” said the spokesperson for the department. ‘State in a statement, adding that “creating a common regional market – which ensures the free movement of people, goods and services – is crucial to attract investment and stimulate economic growth“.

“The Western Balkans is a region of enormous untapped potential, embodied in the vision and efforts of the people who live there to become a prosperous and prosperous region, fully integrated into the European Union,” concluded the spokesperson for the Department of ‘State.

Yesterday a German government spokesperson said in Kosovo Gazeta Express that any regional cooperation is useful and must be inclusive and open to the six countries of the region. The support of the German government for the initiative of the common regional market, whose members are all the countries of the Western Balkans, was expressed.

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