The United Kingdom ambassador to Serbia Denis Keefe said the companies from his country were interested in Serbia’s infrastructural projects, and that London would continue to support Belgrade in improving the business environment, a statement from Serbia's ministry said in a statement carried by the Beta news agency reported on Friday.
Serbia’s Minister of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic and ambassador Keefe discussed the two countries’ cooperation in the road, railway and air traffic to improve Serbia’s position on the World Bank’s (WB) Doing Business List, the statement said.
The World Bank said in October Serbia held the 48th position in the Bank’s latest Doing Business List for 2019 which is a fall from the 43rd place the country was the year before.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said last year she expected Belgrade to go up to the 30th place on this year's list.
The bank attributed Serbia’s fall to faster progress of other countries.
Mihajlovic and Keefe also talked about Mihajlovic’s forthcoming visit to London where she would tour big infrastructural construction sites and sign some contracts.
“The visit to the UK is important for our further cooperation since we will sign many agreements on transport. Besides, it’s important that Serbia and Britain will soon have a new contract on air traffic,” the statement quoted Mihajlovic as saying.