Ambassador Nikaj and the President of Kosovo Chamber of Commerce Mr. Rukiqi meet with chambers of Brussels and LuxembourgDuring the 24th and 25th of June, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels, Mr. Bernard Nikaj together with the President of Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Berat Rukiqi have held separate meetings with the Chamber of Commerce of Brussels and Luxembourg.
During the 24th and 25th of June, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels, Mr. Bernard Nikaj together with the President of Kosovo Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Berat Rukiqi have held separate meetings with the Chamber of Commerce of Brussels and Luxembourg.
The purpose of these meetings was to intensify cooperation between chambers and to increase the exchange between Kosovo’s businesses and those of Belgium and Luxembourg.
During the meeting of 24 June 2019 with the Chairman of BECI (Brussels Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Marc Decorete and Executive Director Olivier Willocx, it was discussed about increasing cooperation in order to establish contacts between businesses in Kosovo and Brussels as well as the transfer of know-how between BECI and KCC in order to increase the efficiency of customer service.
The parties agreed that KCC and BECI should develop digital cooperation promotion packages and then look into the possibility of organizing traditional B2B forums. They also discussed the digitization of chambers and the opportunity that new technologies will provide in increasing the efficiency of service to chambers. In this regard, BECI presented their digital platform and offered the possibility of organizing study visits for Economic Chamber members.
On 25 June 2019, Ambassador Nikaj along with Mr. Rukiqi met Mr. Jeannot Erpelding, Director for Foreign Relations at the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg. In this meeting they discussed the next steps of cooperation between the chambers of both countries. Mr. Erpelding spoke of their interest in cooperation, especially in the field of ICT and new technologies (biotech, renewable energy, etc.).
More was discussed about the possibility of financing projects that support cooperation between businesses of both countries through the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ development aid program. The parties agreed to establish clear communication channels with the aim of linkin the offer from Kosovo with the needs of Luxembourg in the field of ICT.