Today, the Minister of Finance Siniša Mali and the new Ambassador of France to Serbia Pierre Kosher talked about the economic cooperation between the two countries, with an emphasis on joint capital projects in which French companies participate.
They agreed that the construction of the Belgrade metro, which has recently begun and involves French companies Egis and Alstom, is of great importance for the city of Belgrade and Serbia and will contribute to even better economic relations between the two countries, the ministry said.
Mali and Kosher also discussed projects to build a plant at the Vinca landfill, in which the French company Suez is participating, at Nikola Tesla Airport, as well as projects related to wastewater.
The interlocutors agreed that all projects are a good basis for further strengthening of economic and political relations between Serbia and France.
Mali assessed that, thanks to the “right” reaction to the crown crisis, Serbia has maintained stability and investments.
He stated that the deficit in the first 11 months of this year is smaller than projected, public debt is under control and will amount to 57.3 percent of GDP by the end of the year, and GDP growth in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period in 2020. it was 7.7 percent.
He added that an economic growth rate of 4.5 percent is expected in 2022.
Kosher pointed out that good results are recognized and that French companies that invest in Serbia have an insight into that.