Session of Economic Council was held under the leadership of Prime Minister
Plan of acceleration of infrastructural projects, financial support scheme for startups and activities foreseen in 2016 within the regions were the main discussion topics of the Economic Council. The session of said body was conducted under the chairmanship of Prime Minister at the Administration of Government, today.
Plan of acceleration of infrastructural projects was submitted by the Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure. Prime Minister urged the Minister to minimize the terms of project elaboration and construction to ensure that construction of strategically important highways are finalized as soon as possible.
Elaboration of specific criteria for financing startups and financing procedures were also discussed during the session. The project will be discussed by Government. The project aims at fostering new business projects and entrepreneurial spirit within the country.
The activities foreseen in 2016 within the regions was discussed by the Minister of Culture and Monument Protection. Pursuant to Mikheil Giorgadze, open concert areas will be constructed in the regions for concerts and performances as well as entertainment events. Georgian and foreign artists will participate in respective events. They will start in spring and will continue throughout the summer.
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Meir Shamir, CEO of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Meir Shamir, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and main shareholder of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd today.Parties discussed the investment potential of the country and prospects of future cooperation, inter alia including the energy and agriculture sectors.Discussion was also related to the strategically significant location of Georgia, rising volume of international visitors and tax incentives offered by the country.Mivtach Shamir is one of the largest holdings operating on the real estate market of Israel, also engaged in the sectors of energy, finance and technologies for over 30 years. Company has a presence in India and USA as well.Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Doron Grupper, Partner of Mivtach Shamir in the Energy Sector and Shlomo Gigi, Expert on the Operation of Power Plants. Attendees from the Georgian side included Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development (MESD) along with Romeo Mikautadze, Deputy Minister of MESD.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Helicopter Accident Victim Pilots, Emergency Rescue Squad and Medical Doctors at a Public Funeral Ceremony
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia accompanied by his graceful spouse – Nunuka Tamazashvili – paid tribute to victims of a helicopter accident at a Public Funeral Ceremony today, as pilots of MIA Border Protection Police, emergency rescue squad and medical doctors were killed in a devastating crash occurring in a high terrain region of the country.The Head of Government of Georgia paid homage to the memory of victims and expressed his condolences to their mourning families at the Trinity Cathedral.A memorial service for the souls of the fallen was performed by the Patriarchal Locum Tenens Metropolitan Shio Mujiri of Senaki and Chkhorotsku along with the cathedral priests.Prime Minister of Georgia was accompanied to the Trinity Cathedral by Mme Salome Zourabichvili, President of Georgia; MP Shalva Papuashvili, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia; Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi and officials from the executive, legislative and local authorities of the country.Press Service of the Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
Today, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Arayik Harutyunyan, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.Irakli Garibashvili welcomed Arayik Harutyunyan’s working visit to Georgia and commended the high level of political dialogue between Georgia and Armenia. The meeting underlined the dynamic development of the relations between the two countries as a good foundation for enhanced cooperation in the future.Arayik Harutyunyan thanked the Prime Minister of Georgia for warm welcome and passed on heartfelt greetings from Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia pointed out Armenia’s keen interest in deepening cooperation with Georgia across a variety of areas and in furthering the bilateral agenda.The parties discussed various issues from the Georgia-Armenia cooperation agenda, also touching on the situation in the region. Irakli Garibashvili sent reciprocal warm greetings to Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.Press Service of the Government Administration
Prime Minister of Georgia Meets UNGA76 President
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Abdulla Shahid, President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76) today.Dignitaries discussed the active topics of cooperation between Georgia and the United Nations within the scope of the UN General Assembly.Focus was made on the current situation witnessed in the occupied regions of Georgia and the significant role of the UN in the peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Prime Minister of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the President of UNGA76 for the solid support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.Focus was made on peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and gender equality.Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Kemlin Furley, Acting UN Resident Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Georgia; Fernando Anders Marani, Deputy Chef de Cabinet for the President of UNGA76; Inga Kanchaveli, Deputy Team Leader on Reforms, Legal and Fiscal Matters; attendees from the Georgian side included Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.Press Service of the Government Administration
Georgian Prime Minister’s meeting with IMF Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with the Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The meeting focused on the close cooperation between Georgia and the IMF, with a special emphasis on the new program recently approved by the IMF, especially in light of the situation in the region.
The parties discussed the country's economic situation and macroeconomic parameters, underlining that Georgia maintains positive dynamics, with the average economic growth in January-May reaching 11.2%.
Irakli Garibashvili highlighted concrete directions prioritized by the Georgian government, including the importance of energy independence, reinforcing infrastructure, ensuring food safety, and implementing structural reforms.
The Prime Minister thanked Jihad Azour for support and the work carried out by the IMF for the benefit of Georgia.
The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by the Assistant to The Director of Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund, Francisco Parodi, and the IMF Resident Representative for Georgia. Selim Cakir.
Press Service of the Government Administration