The FINANCIAL — Prospects of economic cooperation between Georgia and Czech Republic were discussed at the meeting of the Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili and the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, Jan Mládek.
The Ministers discussed bilateral economic and trade relations, steps made in the direction of enhancing those relations and the prospects of deepening of cooperation in such fields as trade, investments, transport, energy, environment protection, agriculture, intellectual property protection, etc., according to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.
Prospects of enhancing of trade relations between the two countries were particularly highlighted during the meeting and the great interest of developing the trade relations in both countries was particularly stressed. Investment opportunities in the different sectors of Georgian economy for Czech investors were also covered during the conversation.
Czech Minister noted the progress made by Georgia under the EU Association Agreement including the successful implementation of reforms within the framework of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area and emphasized the importance of successful fulfillment of the recommendations provided in section IV of the visa liberalization action plan.
Deepening of the cooperation in the field of civil aviation was also covered during the conversation which would result in resuming the direct flights between Tbilisi and Prague.
As it was noted at the meeting, an official visit to the Czech Republic of the Prime Minister of Georgia, Giorgi Kvirikashvili is scheduled in February and Georgia-Czech business forum shall be held within the frames of this visit. It was highlighted that such forums will encourage representatives of Georgian and Czech business sectors to develop successful bilateral business relations and cooperation.
Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Dimitry Kumsishvili expressed gratefulness to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Jan Mládeck for his participation in Tbilisi Silk Road Forum 2015 and invited him to participate in the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum 2016, which is the second forum to be held in the same format in November, this year.