The economic affairs adviser to the United States of Mexico in Rome Eleazar Velasco Navarro and that of Milan Oscar Camacho during their stay in Tirana attended the first meetings specifically on trade and cooperation between Mexico and Albania.
During the meeting with the head of the Albanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tirana Nikolin Jakaj they stressed the trade exchange between the countries on the export and import of products. In this case the Mexican counsillor said that Mexico is known for their drinks and exotic fruit exports and is interested in Albania for its export of clothing and agricultural products.
Later Camacho and Navoro held a meeting with Mexico’s honorary consul mr. Ylli Ndroqi. Mr. Ndroqi pointed out that concrete cooperation between the countries besides diplomatic headquarters included commerce and presented to the Mexican advisers the tourist resources of Albania. The invitation is publicly open, said mr. Ndroqi to invest in tourism, especially on the sea coast. The albanian side asked to respect the laws of Mexico, to create opportunities for albanian citizens to move freely between the countries to recognize closely the tourist assets.
Performance of businesses and key sectors that require investment, advisers to economic issues in Mexico recognized the Albanian agency for foreign investments where the director of the institution made a presentation of foreign business investments in the country emphasising the fact that Albania is a safe partner for investors.
Accompanied by the honory counsil of Mexico in Albania, the counselors met with the Minister of Economics and Energy Florion Mima. Mr. Mima said that the government is doing everything to preserve the stability of investments in the country despite the financial situation in the world.
At the end of the meeting the parties agreed that such business forums between the two countries return to tradition in order to secure investments. This will be accomplished through joint discussion, meetings and fairs in both countries.
The opening of the honorary mexican consulate in tirana a few months ago has been noted as the first effort to bring albania closer to Mexico. Besides diplomatic relations, the first sector which is interested is the business sector for collaboration.
In this spirit, the honorary consul of mexico in Tirana Ylli Ndroqi has enabled the two countries to recognize the potential of cooperation through business with the first economic forum between the two countries.
“As the honorary consul of the United States of Mexico in Tirana, I am pleased to open this business forum to strengthen relations between albania and mexico. The business forum will bring mexico and albania closer in the field of trade, tourism and industry. Given that the honorary mexican consulate opened only three months ago here in Albania, we have made immediate contact to offer to Albanian businesses the possibility of coordination with mexican businesses,” said Ylli Ndroqi, honorary mexican consulor.
The head of the albanian chamber of commerce and industry Nikolin Jaka described it as an excellent opportunity that the consulate has given to albanian businesses to cooperate.
“It is a pleasure for me to be part of this important forum. First of all i would like to identify the role and importance of those who have enabled the organization of this forum, and that comes through the honorary consulate opened in Albania through mr. Ndroqi. He made it possible to quickly inform but also to activate the embassy structures covering Albania to make a presentation of potential opportunities for cooperation and trade between mexico and Albania,” said Jaka.
The economic affairs adviser of the embassy of Mexico in Rome Elezar Navaro said he was enthusiastic in this cooperation with the now opened honorary consulate in Albania already creating a bridge of communication.
“It is a privilege that we are here to see the ways of cooperation between the two countries. We are here because we want to show you Mexico and we see with interest this cooperation which regulates this relationship. The consulate of Mexico in Albania opened at a time when your country is progressing rapidly towards development. We are seeing potential areas of cooperation in the import- export needs. Mexico is known for the export of beverages and albania for export of clothing and shoes. Our cooperation can be seen in some sectors,” said Navaro.
The mexican advisor presented to the Albanian businessmen the Mexico tourism and trade relationship to the world. Now with the opening of the consulate and intensification of forums of this nature , mexico and albania – regardless of geographic distances – are closer than ever in their diplomatic relations and trade.