Mladen Ivanić in Baku: Azerbaijan to be in focus of Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 conference

"Azerbaijan is a country that will be in the focus of Sarajevo Business Forum this year”, Ivanić told AzerNews.

Chairman of the BiH Presidency, which acts as an institutional patron of the largest investment and business conference in the region, also discussed strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, while stressing the possibility of establishing transport links and the interest demonstrated by Azerbaijan to take part in the construction of the Corridor 5C motorway.

"Azerbaijan has shown interest in investing in projects in the field of tourism, infrastructure, energy sector, especially hydropower, food and wood production, as well as pharmaceutical industry", Ivanić told AzerNews.

He also added that there is interest in investing in oil refineries, terminals and construction of pipeline in southeastern Europe.

"It was announced that the possibilities of establishing direct airline were being examined along with the possibilities for cooperation in the construction of the Corridor 5C motorway, as we have already mentioned", said Ivanić.

The focus of this year's Sarajevo Business Forum 2017 will be cooperation with India, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates and Western European countries, especially Germany. SBF 2017 will be held in Sarajevo on 22 and 23 May this year, with the expected participation of more than 1,000 statesmen, businessmen, investors and guests from the region and the rest of the world.