China’s ambassador to Serbia Li Manchang announced on Tuesday that a Chinese company that wishes to open an electric car factory would soon arrive in Serbia.
Speaking in an army barracks in the town of Pancevo, where he presented a Chinese donation worth around EUR 900,000 to the Serbian Army, Li mentioned three large Chinese companies that will arrive here.
The first is a tire manufacturer, “the fourth largest in the world.”
“This company’s director will arrive in Belgrade from Frankfurt on June 22, at midnight,” the diplomat said. Reacting to this, President Aleksandar Vucic, who accompanied him today, remarked, “I’ve received Turks after one o’clock, I’ll receive the Chinese at half past 11, 12.”
The second company, Li continued, is coming from the Hunan Province, where they operate a gold mine.
“This company’s director has already been in Belgrade, and he keeps his promises,” he said, adding that the company is interested in taking over the copper mining and smelting complex RTB Bor, located in eastern Serbia.
“The third company wants to come to Serbia and together with a Serbian partner open a joint company that would manufacture electric cars, which would be sold worldwide,” Li concluded.
Vucic responded by saying this would be “a fairytale” for Serbia.