The FINANCIAL — On 15 December 2015, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania met the delegation of the Republic of Korea, consisting of newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Georgia Kim Chang-gyu, Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Choi Yonjae and Charge d’Affairs of the Tbilisi Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea Kim In-hwan.
Discussions focused on the current bilateral relations between Georgia and the Republic of Korea; on the increased level of co-operation between Georgia and the KOICA; and on the prospects for development of the co-operation. David Jalagania underlined the importance of three projects (related to the issues of agriculture, health and environment protection) presented by the Government of Georgia to the KOICA; the decision on possible financing of the projects will be made by the Agency in 2017, according to MFA of Georgia.
The Deputy Foreign Minister thanked the Agency for the active co-operation and for the grant assistance rendered to the Georgian Foreign Ministry in 2013 and 2015, in the frames of which the Agency supplied computer equipment in the amount of 100 000 USD to the Ministry. In conclusion, the sides reaffirmed their readiness to further enhance the bilateral co-operation.
The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was established in 1991 by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a Governmental Organisation for Official Development Assistance (ODA) to enhance the global development agenda by promoting sustainable social-economic development of the partner countries. Since the day of establishment the Agency has been implementing numerous projects. The Georgian Foreign Ministry expressed its readiness to further enhance the fruitful co-operation with the Agency with a view to realising the projects with regard to the country’s development agenda.