GEORGIAN PREMIER: THE US-GEORGIA STRATEGIC RELATIONS ARE ENRICHED WITH VARIOUS DIMENSIONS
The US-Georgia bilateral strategic relations are enriched with various dimensions, Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili declared today, estimating results of visit to the US of government delegation of the country (May 21-23).
According to the Premier, proceeding from Georgia’s position in the region and special character of our relations with the US, we can unambiguously tell that importance of Georgia increases.
GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT: THE RUSSIAN SIDE SIGNED CONTRACT WITH SWISS “SGS”
Within Georgian-Russian informal dialogue, next meeting between Zurab Abashidze, Georgian Premier’s special envoy in relations with Russia, and Grigory Karasin, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, took place on May 23 in Prague (Czech Republic).
Russian party informed Georgian envoy on signing on May 18 of contract with Swiss company SGS, Georgian government reports.
GEORGIA AND GERMANY AGREED ON COOPERATION IN DEVELOPMENT OF MARINE TRANSPORT AND PORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Georgia and Germany agreed on cooperation in development of marine transport, port infrastructure and logistics, Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported.
Respective joint declarations on intentions were signed in Leipzig (Germany), where annual summit of International Transport Forum (ITF) was held on May 23-24.
TBILISI HOSTED DISCUSSION ON DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE AND COMMUNICATIONS IN THE SOUTH CAUCASUS
Today, South Caucasian energy summit took place in Tbilisi, part in which was taken by representatives of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
As Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported, participants of the event had considered development of energy infrastructure and communications in the region of South Caucasus.
PRIME MINISTER: IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR US THAT NO FLUCTUATIONS, CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE INDEBTEDNESS, TO THREAT GEORGIA’S ECONOMY
It is very important for us that “no fluctuations, caused by excessive indebtedness, to threaten” economy of Georgia, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili declared.
The Premier declared this at the government meeting today, where Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze had presented the legislative amendments, targeting curb of problem of excessive indebtedness of population.
WITH ASSISTANCE OF THE EU, EXPERTS OF FAO DEFINED PRIORITY DIRECTIONS OF FOOD VALUE CHAIN IN GEORGIA
Preliminary study, conducted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with assistance of the EU, identified such priority directions of Georgia’s food value chain as dairy and beef production, wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables and fruits, FAO representation in Georgia reported.
The representation said that within the project worth 12 million EUR of European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD), experts of FAO conducted preparatory researches in 8 municipalities of Georgia.
POSSIBILITY OF FREE INDUSTRIAL ZONE LAUNCH IN RUSTAVI IS DISCUSSED
The Parliament’s Committee on Branch Economy and Economic Policy held today a field meeting in the office building of the Rustavi Metallurgical Plant.
At the meeting, first deputy of the Committee chairman, majoritarian MP from Rustavi Giorgi Begadze declared that it is important that free industrial zone was arranged in Rustavi, the Parliament reported.
NBG STARTS PUBLICATION OF INDICATIVE PRICES AND PROFITABILITY OF THE STATE SECURITIES
National Bank of Georgia (NBG) starts publication of indicative prices and profitability of the state securities, being in circulation. As NBG noted, these data are based on lari profitability curve.