US Ambassador Anthony Godfrey said in a meeting with Finance Minister Sinisa Mali that it’s important that Serbia has been taken off the so-called gray list by the anti-money laundering body FATF, the ministry said in a press release on Thursday.
It quoted the ambassador as saying that Serbia met all requirements in terms of combatting money laundering and preventing the financing of terrorism. Godfrey expresed the hope that US investors will show more interest in Serbia and cited the example of the Behtel company which is building the Morava corridor road as part of a consortium. He said that is a signal for other American companies to invest in Serbia.
Minister Mali informed the ambassador that Serbia has completed the fiscal consolidation process and has achieved good economic results as confirmed by international financial institutions. He said that the country’s economic growth in the third quarter of this year stood at 4.7 percent and is expected to stand higher than the planned 3.5 percent at annual level.