Enhancing economic ties between Georgian and Czech Governments
The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Prague hosted the fifth session of Georgia-Czech Republic Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation. The meeting was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Genadi Arveladze and Deputy Minister for international trade at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Martina Tauberová.
Georgian delegation was represented by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Khvtisiashvili, Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Khatia Tsilosani and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Czech Republic Mariam Rakviashvili.
Georgia and Czech Republic are actively cooperating in the following areas: energy, tourism, information technologies- was stated by Genadi Arveladze, who also noted, that he envisages best opportunities to develop innovative technologies in the country.
Georgian side expressed readiness to cooperate with the representatives of the business sector to maximize the benefits achieved under the DCFTA. Genadi Arveladze noted, that there is a need to further trigger business forums and missions, strengthen business ties and facilitate to the trade growth.
The Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Khatia Tsilosani outlined the importance of establishing Georgian wine, hazelnut, honey and aquaculture fishery products on the Czech market, she noted that Georgian products definitely have a high quality, and it is a good opportunity for them to be established in a niche market.
In cooperation with the Czech side, a quality management system has been introduced at the National Food Agency, the sides will continue to identify new areas of cooperation, including environmental protection, the Czech Development Agency continues to make a significant contributions and provide a support to the infrastructure projects in Protected Areas.
In his speech, Alexandre Khvtisiashvili underlined the importance of having an access to safe and lawful employment of Georgian citizens in the Czech Republic and noted, that sides are actively working in this direction in the Czech market and improving legislative framework.
During the meeting, both sides noted, that friendly relations between the two countries will lay a solid foundation for reaching a qualitatively new level of economic ties.
The parties reaffirmed their readiness to continue mutually beneficial partnerships in various sectors of economy, further enhance / diversify economic ties, develop close cooperation in the fields of investment and trade.