‘Balkans Davos’ to be held in Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AA) – The “Balkans Davos” opens in Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday, when business figures will explore cooperation and investment opportunities in the region.

The two-day Sarajevo Business Forum, sponsored by Anadolu Agency, will hear from guest speakers including Mehmet Simsek, the Turkish deputy prime minister responsible for the economy; Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim al Thani, Qatar’s economy and commerce minister; and Yousef Mohammed al-Ali, trade and industry minister for Kuwait.

Ahmad Mohamed Ali al-Madani, president of the Islamic Development Bank, will address guests on the first day.

The conference will also be attended by a delegation from China, led by Ning Jizhi, the deputy chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, organizers said.

Arranged by Bosna Bank International and Bosnia’s Council of Ministers, representatives from investment funds and chambers of commerce are expected to focus on opportunities in energy, infrastructure, agriculture and tourism.