On February 2, 2017, the new Chairman of FIA Board of Directors, Alexander Koss and the former leader of the Association, Ridha Tekaia, had a meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr Pavel Filip. The discussions focused on FIA’s projects for 2017, including FIA’s activities as head of the working group on Stimulating and Maintening Private Investments within the Economic Council under the Prime Minister.
Pavel Filip mentioned the interest of the Government to attract foreign investments in Moldova’s economy and reiterated the Government’s openness to constructive and open dialogue with the business community. The prime minister urged business representatives to work together with the government in the development and promotion of favorable policies to business development, including the Economic Council under the Prime Minister. “The Economic Council is a platform for discussion where the issues faced by the businesses are addressed, and also solutions to overcome them are found,” said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.
In their turn, representatives of the Foreign Investors Association said they felt changes for the better that occurred in the business environment as a result of Government’s decisions regarding the moratorium on state control, reduction of number of entities with control duties and improvement of the business environment.