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Serbia seeks to remove customs barriers with Albania, N. Macedonia

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia seeks to remove customs barriers with Albania, N. Macedonia Source: Zorana Mihajlovic's public Facebook profile

BELGRADE (Serbia), September 26 (SeeNews) - Serbia's government is interested in the removal of customs and border barriers with Albania and North Macedonia in order to facilitate investments by global companies, infrastructure minister Zorana Mihajlovic said.

The idea will be discussed during a meeting between Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic, Albanian prime minister Edi Rama and his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev in October, Mihajlovic said in a statement by the infrastructure ministry on Wednesday.

"What each of us needs to do is remove all internal customs and border barriers to the transportation of goods and services between Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia, and we can count on the support of the Transport Community, whose headquarters recently opened in Belgrade," Mihajlovic said.

The countries in the Western Balkans need a harmonised infrastructure policy, Mihajlovic noted. "Perhaps the first step in this direction could be the formation of a regional network of electric vehicle chargers, because this technology is the future," she added.

The Transport Community of the Western Balkans officially opened its headquarters in Belgrade on September 13.