Minister of Finance of Georgia met ADB Country Director
Published in EconomicsWednesday, 25 January 2023 13:23
H.E. Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia met Shane Rosenthal, ADB Country Director in Georgia with Bruce Dunn, ADB Director of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and other officials of the ADB.
Meeting was attended by Ekaterine Guntsadze, Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia.
Dignitaries discussed the bilateral and regional cooperation between Georgia and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB intends to update its Safeguard Policy Statement issued in 2009. It will be brought in compliance with the ADB Strategy for 2030 and its operational priority plans.
Meeting held today was aimed at sharing information on the updated policy approaches and directions between the stakeholders to make sure that every country of the ADB gets more effectively engaged in the process of discussion.
Safeguard Policy Statement includes such themes as: assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts; labor and working conditions; pollution prevention and resource efficiency; health, safety and security; biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management; cultural heritage and others.
As noted at the meeting, Georgia stands ready to actively cooperate and attune its position in all these directions.