Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Outgoing Ambassador of Armenia

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 31 August 2022 16:57

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met H.E. Ruben Sadoyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia today.

Farewell meeting was focused on the kind neighborly relations existing between the two countries and prospects of future cooperation in various directions.
Current situation in the region was discussed at the meeting as well. Significance of a peaceful resolution of conflicts was highlighted. It was noted that Georgia always stands ready to contribute and facilitate the peace process.
The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the Armenian diplomat for the contribution made to the bilateral relations of the countries and wished every success in future endeavours.
Press Service of the Government Administration

Prime Minister’s statement on procuring new helicopters

Published in Justice
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 11:57

We will sell the helicopter purchased under the previous government and intended as a luxury, and we will buy three new helicopters instead, those that will be useful for rescue and other operations, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated at today’s Government meeting.

The Prime Minister pointed out that negotiations on procuring new helicopters are underway, and that the Finance Ministry is also engaged in this process.
According to the Head of Government, all currently available helicopters are perfectly operable and in good condition.
“Mister Vakhtang Gomelauri’s Ministry is working actively on procuring three new helicopters. Although all helicopters are perfectly operable and in good condition, we always pay enormous attention to it, and we have had discussions on this issue. As you know, the state owns one expensive, luxurious helicopter purchased under the previous government for the ex-president. Tens of millions of euros was paid for this helicopter. We made a decision against using this helicopter by anyone. I also would like to underline that, despite the speculations about this helicopter being used in rescue operations, this is a lie, my friends. Of course, we had discussions on this issue, and we decided to return this helicopter to the manufacturer-to sell it, that is-and instead procure three new helicopters, the kind that will be useful for rescue and other operations. This decision has already been made, and now active negotiations are underway, and the Finance Ministry is also engaged in this process,” Irakli Garibashvili said.
 
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The Prime Minister congratulates the Georgian people on the Constitution Day!

Published in Society
Wednesday, 24 August 2022 12:10

The Prime Minister congratulates the Georgian people on the Constitution Day!

"I wish you a Happy Constitution Day!

On August 24, 1995, the Parliament of Georgia adopted the country’s main statehood document, the Constitution of Georgia.
This supreme law—building on the centuries-old statehood traditions of the Georgian nation and the 1921 Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, one of the most progressive legal documents of its era—lays the foundation for the comprehensive development of a modern democratic state.
It reflects a social contract on fundamental values, the common goals and aspirations of the people, also ushering in and protecting the rule of law, the rights and freedoms of each person, and defining the directions of political, economic, and social life—the Constitution is the key pillar of the Georgian people in the process of building a European state.
Unwavering commitment to and protection of the supreme law is the key precondition for civic unity, peace, prosperity, and the country’s stability and progress".
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia 

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Inaugurate a New Motorway Bridge on the Debeda River at the Sovereign Border of Georgia and Armenia

Published in Economics
Monday, 22 August 2022 11:19

Friendship between our countries is measured by centuries-long history. Our relations are not only a role model of brotherhood and friendship, but a significant pre-condition of the welfare, stability, safety and development of the entire region.  This jointly-built Friendship Bridge is a symbol of our successful cooperation and friendship. It was announced by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia when delivering his key-note speech at the inauguration of a new motorway bridge today.

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia inaugurated the new motorway bridge together with Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
The Head of Government of Georgia noted that a 160 meter-long bridge with 4 lanes is a unique project for the region.
“Let me greet you all, my dear guests! I greet and welcome my friend and friend of our country – Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. I am delighted to host him in Georgia. We all know it well that friendship in our countries is measured by centuries-long history. Our relations are not only a role model of brotherhood and friendship, but a significant pre-condition of the welfare, stability, safety and development of the entire region.  This jointly-built Friendship Bridge is a symbol of our successful cooperation and friendship. A 160 meter-long bridge with 4 lanes is a unique project for the region, as it is located on the territory of two nations and was jointly built by us with modern standards and parameters. Upon commissioning, it will double the throughput of vehicles at the border. Quality of road safety will be improved for the citizens and visitors of both countries, as well as for the transit vehicles, resulting in the further increased trade and economic relations” noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
According to him, the bridge will not only be beneficial for the citizens and visitors of Armenia and Georgia, but acquires strategic importance as a significant part of the international East-West Highway (EWH).
The Head of Government of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for allocating over 7 million Euros for the construction of the bridge.
“I wish to note that the bridge will not only benefit the citizens and visitors of Armenia and Georgia, but will also acquire strategic importance as a significant part of the East-West Highway (EWH). Development of the road corridor in our country is progressing at a high speed today. We have already built part of the EWH, while all the other fragments will be completed in mere 2 years. Of course, performance of customs check-points with a bridge of modern standards becomes even more vital within the context of such wide-scale projects. I wish to once again note that support of the EBRD was most vital in the cooperation of two friendly nations. I wish to express my gratitude to the Representative of the Bank. Almost over 7 million Euros were allocated for the implementation of this project. Also, I wish to personally thank the EBRD Management, construction and supervision companies, government agencies and professional teams of both countries, authors of the blueprints, engineers, constructors and everyone engaged in the implementation of this vital project. It may be said, Mr. Prime Minister that we built a new bridge of friendship between our countries and are officially celebrating it today. This bridge empowers us, our country and the entire region. That is why, I once again congratulate and thank you all. I wish peace to our countries, while prosperity and progress to our people. Thank you!” concluded the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia also addressed the audience gathered at the inauguration of the new motorway bridge today.
He focused on the positive trend in the trade and economic relations between the two countries, thereby noting that connectivity has a pivotal importance in these relations, as it enables the region to be integrated with the global economy. It also serves as a vital link at national, regional and international levels.
“Dear Mr. Prime Minister Garibashvili, Dear colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome all of you at the event on the occasion of the commissioning of this bridge, which marks the close and diversified Armenian-Georgian cooperation.
Undoubtedly, the centuries-old ties between our two fraternal countries, based on common values and historical heritage, need such an important, relevant and up-to-date infrastructure that creates a solid foundation for our further broad cooperation.
I am more than convinced that today there are all the necessary prerequisites for the development and deepening of relations with fraternal Georgia in accordance with the priorities of the foreign policy of the Republic of Armenia.
Dear attendees, considerable growth has been recorded in the Armenian-Georgian trade and economic relations under the conditions of the current most difficult challenges. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see that the trade turnover increased by 97% compared to the same period last year.
Of course, in previous years, in the post-COVID year, the base was not that big, but in any case, this is a very impressive figure, which, I think, is the result of the implementation of joint and consistent work. Against the backdrop of our intense relationship, when we look back and see the numbers to witness such positive trends, it certainly motivates us to try and make our intense relationship even more extensive.
The Armenian-Georgian trade and economic relations have even greater potential and this is what I mean: we must be able to use this potential through our work. There are serious opportunities for deepening cooperation in industry, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, ICT, transport, energy, tourism and other areas. Obviously, communication channels are of key importance for the development of trade and economic relations, which make it possible to integrate into the world economy, establish and maintain vital ties at the national, regional and international levels.
The priority of the transport sector in the framework of our bilateral cooperation and interaction within a number of international transport structures allow us to take real steps not only along the Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transport corridor, but also on other initiatives that provide a key link in the transport sector. I hope that the involvement of those who have already shown interest and other interested parties will contribute to regional long-term cooperation through more active work, coordination and implementation of the agreements reached.
I must note with satisfaction that regular passenger transportation between Armenia and Georgia is carried out both by land and by air. With regard to cargo transportation, additional efforts and continuous joint work are needed to ensure their easier movement. In this context, I also want to emphasize the importance of railway transport cooperation and the expansion of multimodal, in particular, ferry transportation” noted Nikol Pashinyan.
According to him, Georgia as a transit country has a vital importance for the reliable and safe supply of energy resources, communication and ICT to Armenia.
“Georgia, as a transit country for Armenia, is of great importance in terms of reliable and secure supply in terms of energy resources, communications and telecommunications. We have extensive experience in effective cooperation in the energy sector. Relevant departments and structures should carry out daily and consistent work in the direction of both the noted areas and in terms of ensuring cybersecurity.
I should note that it is necessary to develop cross-border cooperation between the two countries, which has brought tangible benefits in terms of the implementation of preventive measures, especially during the pandemic.
It is important for our two countries to expand cooperation in the cultural and humanitarian spheres. We must continue to make efforts in the field of tourism by offering joint travel packages for visitors to Armenia and Georgia.
As for interregional and decentralized cooperation between Armenia and Georgia, I should note that it has quite a lot of opportunities for development. It is necessary to consider the possibility of involving international structures in various cross-border cooperation programs.
No less important is the development of further cooperation in the areas of environmental protection, labor and employment, education and science, sports and youth. It is necessary to intensify the organization of joint events, to exchange experience.
Dear Mr Prime Minister, dear colleagues, of course, the implementation of all the above projects requires interdepartmental meetings, active mutual visits and close interpersonal contacts. And from the point of view of ensuring these conditions, it is important to carry out contacts freely and in a simplified manner, which from now on will be facilitated by this structure, this bridge.
In conclusion, I would like to thank all the parties involved, financial, design and construction organizations for the implementation of this infrastructure project, which symbolizes the friendship between the two countries, and for effective work. I am confident that these efforts will give an appropriate positive charge to mutually beneficial cooperation in all possible areas and to our bilateral fraternal ties.
I wish all of us further success and new achievements for the benefit of the progress of our nations and the well-being of our people. Thank you and congratulations” concluded the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

A new bridge, which is already branded as a Friendship Bridge, was built on the Debeda river by the Sadakhlo-Bagratashen Customs Check-Point at the sovereign border of Georgia and Armenia. It was financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with 7.4 million Euros in total and jointly built by the two countries. It is a unique cross-border project for the region, as one part of it is located on the territory of Georgia, while the other part – on the territory of the Republic of Armenia.

New bridge of modern standards and parameters will improve the quality of road safety upon its commissioning and will benefit citizens and visitors of both countries, as well as the transit transportation of cargo. In contrast with the old one, the new bridge will double the throughput, resulting in the significant increase of cargo and travelers between and through the two neighbouring nations. It will also facilitate a further advancement of trade and economic relations.
Event was attended by representatives of the executive authorities from Georgia and the Republic of Armenia, along with the diplomatic corps accredited in the country.
 
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Meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia

Published in Politics
Friday, 19 August 2022 17:01

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia today.

Face-to-face meeting between the Georgian and Armenian colleagues was focused on the discussion of the main topics of the current cooperation agenda between the two nations. Cooperation in the sectors of trade and economy, transport and logistics, arts and culture was reviewed. Significance of close partnership and friendly relations was highlighted along with a need to deepen them further.

Irakli Garibashvili shared his condolences with Nikol Pashinyan for the tragedy that occurred in Yerevan.

It was also noted at the meeting that Georgia bears a vital role in promoting peace and stability within the region. Efforts of the country were noted inter alia for organizing a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the Republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Tbilisi.

Irakli Garibashvili and Nikol Pashinyan spoke about the situation witnessed in the region.

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Under the initiative of Prime Minister of Georgia, a large-scale project will be launched to construct

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 17 August 2022 10:32

Under the initiative of Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, a large-scale project will be launched to construct and rehabilitate 800 school buildings. Its first phase will be launched in September-October and tenders will be announced for the construction of 80 new school buildings and rehabilitation of 320 existing ones.

A work group meeting was held and led by the Prime Minister of Georgia at the Government Administration in relation to the referred initiative. Details of the project were discussed by Mikheil Chkhenkeli, Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and Levan Sukhitashvili, Director of the Agency for Educational and Scientific Infrastructure Development with the Head of Government of Georgia.
According to the project, rehabilitation of 400 school buildings will be tendered out in 2023-2024, while the construction and rehabilitation of 800 school buildings in total will be carried out by the end of 2026.
Project ensures equal access to education resources and their advancement. Over 230 000 students will benefit as a result. Thus, all public education institutions will have state-of-the-art infrastructure by the end of 2026.
It is worth noting that refurbishment to modern standards is envisaged during the rehabilitation of existing school buildings and construction of new ones. Namely, modern lab facilities will be created, sports infrastructure will be upgraded and – what is most important – a healthy lifestyle will be introduced. Every school building will be adapted to the special needs of persons with disabilities.
As noted by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia at the end of the meeting, focus on education is a strategic priority of the Government of Georgia.
Cost of the project amounts to 1 BLN GEL.
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Irakli Garibashvili: Export in July reaches a record-high indicator at 540 MLN USD

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 16 August 2022 11:26

Export in July reached a record-high indicator at 540 MLN USD. It was announced by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia at the Executive Government Meeting today.

As the Prime Minister noted, the country has increased its exports by almost 40%.
“Export in July reached a record-high indicator at 540 MLN USD. If we compare this indicator with the previous year, we realize that it has increased by 40%. I also wish to say that it is a record-high indicator compared to July of the previous year, as well as all other months. In total, exports in January-July increased by almost 37% and amounted to over 3 BLN USD. We have a rise in imports as well and the total turnover in trade reaching almost 10.2 BLN USD, which exceeds the indicator of previous years by about 35%” noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
According to Irakli Garibashvili, proceeds from tourism in July exceeded the results of 2019 by reaching 476 MLN USD, which is a record-high indicator.
The Prime Minister of Georgia noted that total revenues generated from travelers in January-July amounted to 1.618 BLN USD.
According to the Head of Government of Georgia, such trends in exports and tourism give us grounds to claim that high growth rate of economic performance will be maintained in actual data of July as well.
“You see that a great number of tourists are in the country and I wish to tell you that revenues generated from travelers, i.e. tourism in July actually exceeded the data of 2019 for the first time after the COVID pandemic. That indicates that the sector has recovered and not only equalized, but exceeded the data of 2019. We thus have a record-high indicator of revenues. Namely, proceeds from tourism amounted to 476 MLN USD, which is by 20% higher compared to the respective period of 2019, while exceeding 130% of 2021 data. Overall, revenues generated from travelers in January-July reached 1.618 BLN USD. That is, such trends in exports and tourism gives us grounds to claim that a high growth rate of economic performance will be maintained in actual data of July as well, which is very promising for us. Of course, it means more jobs and more income for our fellow citizens, with a reduction of poverty in the country” concluded Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.
 
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Irakli Garibashvili: We are celebrating the most significant day of our great history and marvelous past today

Published in Politics
Friday, 12 August 2022 16:03

Initially, I wish to congratulate you all with the Day of Didgori. We are celebrating the most significant day of our great history and marvelous past today. Victory in the Didgori battle is an example of unfading strength and perseverance, military glory, heroism and daring of Georgian people that defined the following development of our country in many ways. It was announced by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia when delivering a speech at the celebration of Didgori Day.

As the Head of Government of Georgia noted, the brilliant victory attained 9 centuries ago was a “marvelous triumph” belonging to a number of greatest achievements of military strategy in world history, turning into a solid foundation of unification, solidification and statehood of our nation.
“Victory in the Didgori battle made the liberation of our country possible and gave rise to the Golden Age in the history of Georgia – political, economic, cultural, religious and educational renaissance. With this victory, Georgia eventually got established as the strongest state in the region.
At the same time, I wish to once again remind our future generation – especially our children and youth – that it was the day of national victory with Christian values, which serves as a basis of our culture, history and traditions of our country. These very values support us to this day. It is the only solid basis” noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
According to the Head of Government of Georgia, the Didgori battle and victory guides every single citizen of the country.
“We know it well that unequal powers stood opposite each other in Didgori Valley, however unbending spirit, Georgian firmness, daring and courage were on our side – of course – with the wisdom and bravery of our grand ruler, Saint King David the Builder.
I wish to once again recall the words of our prudent Patriarch, which – may be said – best express the significance of this day – a true public feast: Didgori battle is yet to be won! Didgori is the fight and victory that guides each citizen of the country. We should remember that future generations need to know that with the unity of our country and people, with a daily work for and to our homeland, we can succeed in any challenge – great or small – be that unification of our nation and gaining our territorial integrity. Once again, let me congratulate you all on this day and wish unification, solidification and integrity to our homeland. God be our protector!” stated Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.
Various cultural events were held to celebrate Didgori Day. Three military officers were awarded with a Didgori Cross. Event was attended by Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia; Irakli Karseladze, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia; Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia; Larry Barnabishvili, Department Head for Regional Coverage at the Government Administration;  Giorgi Dokhturishvili, Governor of Kvemo Kartli; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration and officials of the local authorities.

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Yıldırım Demirören, Chairman of Demirören Holding

Published in Economics
Friday, 12 August 2022 13:33

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Yıldırım Demirören, Chairman of Demirören Holding today.

Parties discussed the prospects of future cooperation. Focus was made on the investment opportunities in various directions, including the hospitality industry, real estate sector, energy and information technologies. It was noted that a large investment will be injected by the company for the construction of a new, 5-star hotel branded as Old Iveria in Tskaltubo.
Potential of the country was highlighted at the meeting.
According to the Prime Minister of Georgia, a stable and favourable business environment exists in the country for investors, with low rates and small number of taxes and unique location of the country, making Georgia particularly attractive for foreign investors.
Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Ziya Alemdar, Vice-President of Demirören Holding and Supervisory Council Members – Sinan Oktay and Alaattin Aykaç; Kıvanç Oktay, Chairman of Lidya Yapi A.S. and Ivane Nakaidze, Founding Partner and CEO of Petrocas Energy Group.
 

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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Meir Shamir, CEO of Mivtach Shamir Holdings Ltd

Published in Politics
Friday, 05 August 2022 11:15

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.
 
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