|CSEBA Central Office Opens|
|18th February 2014|
|ZAGREB – CSEBA, a business association which aims to attract Chinese investments to Croatia and the wider region, has officially opened Tuesday at Zagreb's Eurotower.|
CSEBA (Chinese Southeast European Business Association), will enable businessmen from Croatia and other Southeast European countries to find partners in China, but also Chinese entrepreneurs to find projects and partners in the Association's 24 member – states.
"In China, we say: to achieve success we need three elements - a good opportunity, location advantage and will to cooperate. I believe CSEBA has all of them. I believe CSEBA will achieve great success, Chinese Ambassador to Croatia Deng Ying said at the opening ceremony.
"We got political support for our acticvities. We are certain that this cooperation will be of great importance to both China and Croatia, and the whole region covered by CSEBA", Association president Mario Rendulic said.
The opening was attended by former Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, whose presence is particularly important for CSEBA, as Mesic, due to his long political career, is regarded in China as a sort of an ambassador of Croatia and the wider region.
The Association was founded in Zagreb by Rendulic and two other Croatian businessmen, Miroslav Desnica and Kresimir Ivancan.
CSEBA's representatives have already had discussions with some of the major Chinese companies who are ready to become members of the Association and invest in Southeast Europe.
In the coming months, CSEBA will launch its offices in all member – states. Apart from China and Croatia, these are Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Russia.