CROWN PRINCE ADDRESSES 8TH ECONOMIC SUMMIT OF SERBIA
Belgrade, 4 October 2008. – His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Alexander II addressed the 8th Economic Summit of Serbia at the
opening ceremony. The theme of the congress is A New Era for Serbia and it
was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Among those who also gave speeches at the opening
ceremony were HE Mr. Ivica Dacic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia, HE Mr. Mladjan Dinkic, Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Regional Development, HE Mr
Petros Doukas, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic, HE Mr. Vuk
Jeremic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, HE Mr.
Cameron Munter, United States Ambassador to Serbia, Mr. Theodore Karakassis,
Deputy General Manager, International Activities Division, Eurobank EFG
Group, Mr. Filippos Karamanolis, President of the Executive Board, Eurobank
EFG, Serbia, Mr. Symeon Tsomokos, Managing Director, TGI and many others.
This summit annually monitors economic and business
development in Serbia, gathers people from the world of business and
provides the opportunity for exchange of opinions and ideas regarding the
economic questions of our region.
Crown Prince Alexander II addressed the conference and
welcomed them; exclaiming that “these conferences have become an annual
tradition and are a very important part of the economic development of
Serbia. It is very nice to see our Greek friends and potential investors and
all those from abroad. I have read the list of sessions and I note there is
nothing about the current global economic crisis and its potential effect on
Serbia. The session topics are good, but these are certainly not normal
times. We cannot hide from the extraordinary daily activity and news we
witness in the global arena. We must undertake some important moves to
safeguard our Serbian economy.
On the other hand without getting potential Serbian
entrepreneurs more active the economy stands to lose since the backbone of
all successful economies are entrepreneurs” – emphasized the Crown Prince at