Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Praveer Sinha, CEO of Tata Power

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Thursday, 20 October 2022 15:09

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Praveer Sinha, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Power today.

Dignitaries reviewed the large investments carried out and intended in the energy sector of Georgia, along with prospects of future cooperation.
It is worth noting that together with a Norwegian Clean Energy Invest AS, Tata Power is an owner of Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AJL). It is the largest investor in the energy sector of the country. Company has invested over 550 MLN UISD in the construction of cascades at Shuakhevi Hydro Power Plants (HPP) with a capacity of 187 MGWT.
Shuakhevi HPP will increase the generation of power energy by almost 5% in the country. It will increase the energy security of Georgia and facilitate the quest towards energy independence. Project is funded by the following 3 largest financial institutions: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Financial Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group (WBG).
According to the Head of Government of Georgia, large-scale projects implemented in the energy sector of the country ensure energy independence and security, which will stimulate the economy and create new employment opportunities in Georgia.
It is worth noting that over 1000 individuals were employed in the construction phase of Shuakhevi HPP, out of which majority were local residents, while almost 100 people are currently employed in the operation phase.
Tata Group is one of the leading companies of the world, which operates in 100 countries of 6 continents. It employs 935 000 individuals worldwide. Tata Power is one of the largest companies within the Tata Group.
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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Pavel Blažek, Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic

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Tuesday, 18 October 2022 19:24

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Pavel Blažek, Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic today.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was focused on the key directions of the dynamic partnership existing between the two countries.
It was noted that bilateral visits between Georgia and Czech Republic have become significantly intensified in the recent period.
Readiness was expressed towards a further deepening of current cooperation and political dialogue. Substantial support demonstrated by Czech Republic towards the institutional, socio-economic transformation and reforms of Georgia.
The Head of Government of Georgia expressed gratitude to the Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic for the unwavering support towards the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, thereby highlighting the significance of the contribution made by the Czech Republic in the EU Monitoring Mission (EUMM).
Dignitaries touched upon the significant progress achieved by Georgia on its path of EU integration. It was noted that by granting the European Perspective to Georgia, the Council of Europe has confirmed that the future of the country rests with the EU and this decision has given rise to a new stage of interaction, which should lead to the EU accession. Role played and significance of support demonstrated by the Czech Republic during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union was underlined in relation with the eventual EU accession of Georgia.
Discussion was also related to the First Summit of the European Political Community initiated by the EU and held in Prague. It was referred to by the Prime Minister of Georgia as of special importance for uniting forces to ensure peace and stability on the continent of Europe.
Meeting was attended by Zuzana Fiserova, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic; H.E. Petr Mikyska, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Georgia and Rati Bregadze, Minister of Justice of Georgia.
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Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili meets with Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Norway

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Monday, 17 October 2022 16:12

Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Anniken Huitfeldt, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Norway.

The issues discussed included the growing dynamic of partnership between the two countries and prospects of deeper cooperation in the future.
It was noted that the significant assistance of Norway as one of Georgia’s largest international donors has contributed tremendously to the country’s democratic reforms, institutional modernization, and socioeconomic development.
The need to maintain close political dialogue was underscored.
Irakli Garibashvili thanked Anniken Huitfeldt for firmly supporting Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and European integration.
The conversation touched on the need to continue working toward enhanced connectivity in the Black Sea. Georgia’s important strategic location for the European Union’s energy security was pointed out. According to the Prime Minister, Georgia is Europe’s reliable partner and ally in the region.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Georgia, Helene Sand Andresen, Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, and the Head of the Government Administration, Revaz Javelidze.
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Georgian Prime Minister met with TAV Airports CEO Serkan Kaptan

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Monday, 03 October 2022 17:20

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s met with TAV Airports CEO Serkan Kaptan.

The parties discussed ongoing and prospective future cooperation. Attention was paid to the growing dynamic of restoring tourism in Georgia and the importance of improving services in this direction.
As it was noted, the pandemic has created many challenges for airport operators. The Head of Government welcomed the operative decisions of TAV seeking to improve the situation, also expressing hope that more innovations will be offered in the future.
The importance of encouraging new airlines and routes was underling at the meeting. According to the Prime Minister, the Government of Georgia is ready to actively collaborate with TAV in this direction.
The meeting was attended from the Georgian side by the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Levan Davitashvili, and from the TAV Airports’ side by the Chair of Executive Committee/Vice President, Franck Mereyde, and the General Manager of TAV Georgia, Tea Zakaradze.
TAV Georgia is an affiliated company of TAV Airports Holding. The company has invested 220 million USD in Georgia, consequently putting into operation new passenger terminals at Tbilisi and Batumi International Airports. The investment made in 2016-2017 resulted in the full rehabilitation of the runway at Tbilisi International Airport and the construction of a new arrivals terminal.
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Prime Minister’s meeting with NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia

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Wednesday, 28 September 2022 15:56

Georgia’s progress toward Euro-Atlantic integration and the key directions on the NATO-Georgia relations agenda were the main topics discussed at today’s meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina.

Irakli Garibashvili and Javier Colomina spoke about the supportive measures tailored to Georgia and seeking to expand the country’s defense capabilities even further.

Attention was paid to NATO’s new Strategic Concept. As it was noted, the concept reiterates NATO’s unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial sovereignty and emphasizes the strategic importance of the Black Sea to the Alliance.

According to the Prime Minister, Georgia has always been one of the most reliable and capable partners of the Alliance, making a tremendous contribution to common Euro-Atlantic security. Irakli Garibashvili underlined that, over the years, Georgia has achieved significant progress on the path to Euro-Atlantic integration.

The conversation touched on the ongoing war in Ukraine and the complex security environment in the region and the world. Irakli Garibashvili and Javier Colomina discussed the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories. The Prime Minister reaffirmed the Georgian Government’s commitment to the policy of peaceful conflict resolution. 

The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by the Head of the NATO Liaison Office in Georgia, Alexander Vinnikov, Georgia’s Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, and the Head of the Georgian Mission to NATO, Victor Dolidze.

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Georgian Prime Minister attends the opening of the General Debate of the 77th United Nations General Assembly

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Wednesday, 21 September 2022 10:00

Georgia’s delegation, led by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, attended the opening of the General Debate of the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The participants of the opening session of the General Debate were addressed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, President of the United Nations General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi, and other leaders.

The Head of Georgian Government will address the participants of the 77th General Assembly Session on September 22.

Led by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, the Georgian Delegation consists of Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Education and Science Mikheil Chkhenkeli, and Head of the Government Administration Revaz Javelidze.

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The Prime Minister of Georgia invited the President of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia

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Tuesday, 20 September 2022 11:08

Strategic partnership, trade and economic relations, security environment within the region and all over the world were among the topics discussed by and between Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey today.

Meeting held within the scope of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) was focused on the significance of close friendly and partnership relations existing between the two counties. Substantial results of the strategic partnership between the two countries, political dynamics of high-level bilateral interaction, engagement and active cooperation of Georgia and Republic of Turkey in projects of regional geo-political nature were noted at the meeting.
Discussion topics also included the war waged in Ukraine and resulting challenges in the complex security environment of the world and region. Significance of peace and stability was noted for ensuring the further development and long-term prosperity of the region. Within this context, agreement reached last year between Azerbaijan and Armenia with a mediation of Irakli Garibashvili was praised , as it resulted in the release of Armenian prisoners by Azerbaijan in return of essential maps shared by Armenia with Azerbaijan. It was thereby stated that further advancement of the effective cooperation between Georgia and Republic of Turkey in every direction is vital for the stable and sustainable development of the region. The Prime Minister of Georgia invited the President of the Republic of Turkey to Georgia.
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Irakli Garibashvili, within the scope of his visit to Berlin, meets with Olaf Scholz

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Friday, 16 September 2022 09:32

After an official welcoming ceremony, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz, held a face-to-face meeting, followed by an expanded meeting, in Berlin.

Close Georgia-Germany partnership, the region’s security environment, the European perspective granted to Georgia, and the trade and economic relations between the two countries were the key issues discussed by Irakli Garibashvili and Olaf Scholz.
At the meeting, the parties underlined the close partnership between Georgia and Germany, expressing readiness to channel efforts toward further developing strategic cooperation.
At the meeting, the parties overviewed regional and global challenges. The conversation touched on Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, also reiterating the importance of the international community’s efforts toward deescalating the situation and ensuring peace.
The Prime Minister of Georgia emphasized the occupation of Georgia’s territories by Russia, the military aggression of 2008, and the illegal actions by the Russian Federation, which deepen the vulnerability of the security environment on the ground.
In light of the foregoing, the special importance of support from Germany was pointed out, in terms of both Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the process of peaceful resolution of the Russia-Georgia conflict. Germany’s exceptional contribution to the Monitoring Mission in Georgia was highlighted.
At the meeting, the parties also discussed the European Council’s decision to grant the European perspective to Georgia, and its importance. Irakli Garibashvili thanked his German colleague for supporting this historic decision and for Germany’s political and practical assistance to Georgia in the process of European integration. In light of regional and global challenges, special attention was paid to the support of Western partners for Georgia and the Associated Trio countries.
The Prime Minister of Georgia underscored the special significance of the European perspective and the process of EU integration, and its importance to Georgia, also pointing out that the country is treating this process with enormous responsibility. In this context, attention was paid to the implementation of the European Council’s recommendations, steps taken so far, and the relevant action plan. It was noted that inclusive work is underway with engagement from the Parliament, the Government, opposition parties, and civil society.
At the meeting, Georgia’s important role in ensuring regional security was also emphasized, which is especially important for the region’s sustainable and stable development. Against the backdrop of the armed confrontation between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Georgia’s successful mediation and the special importance of the Prime Minister’s peace initiative for the South Caucasus were reiterated.
At the meeting, gratitude was once again expressed for Georgia’s contribution to ensuring Euro-Atlantic security, with emphasis on the exceptionally successful cooperation in this process with the German side under the Alliance’s missions.
While discussing the bilateral relations between Georgia and Germany, issues pertaining to cooperation across a variety of sphere were considered. It was noted that Germany is one of Georgia’s top trade and economic partners. The parties expressed readiness to direct additional efforts toward tapping into the full potential of trade and economic ties. In this context, special emphasis was placed on Georgia’s growing role for the EU as a transit hub linking Asia and Europe and on the importance of the Middle Corridor as a multimodal transport corridor with great potential.
In this context, the Prime Minister of Georgia expressed readiness to collaborate with German transport and logistics companies.
The parties welcomed Georgia’s upcoming participation as Host Country at ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair, in 2003, which will help promote Georgia not only in Germany, but across Europe, and highlight the country’s tourism potential.
The parties welcomed the close friendly people-to-people ties between the countries and expressed hope that the comprehensive memorandum signed between the Governments of the two countries in the area of culture will help Georgians and Germans and representatives of the artistic and scientific spheres draw closer.
Irakli Garibashvili invited Olaf Scholz to pay a reciprocal visit to Georgia at his convenience.
After the meeting, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Olaf Scholz, held a joint press conference.
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Prime Minister’s official visit to Germany has started

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Wednesday, 14 September 2022 09:26

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is on an official visit to the Federal Republic of Germany.

A welcoming ceremony in honor of the Prime Minister was held at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili is visiting Berlin together with a delegation. 
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Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili writes a message in condolence book at UK Embassy

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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 09:41

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili visited the Embassy of the United Kingdom. The Head of Government wrote a message in the condolence book opened following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and extended his sympathy to UK Ambassador Mark Clayton.

“On behalf of the Government of Georgia and that of my own, let me express the most sincere condolences of the Royal Family and people of the United Kingdom for the loss of the Queen Elizabeth II.
“We applaud to Her Majesty’s outstanding contribution to the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the whole world. She has created an epoch, leaving examples and legacy of great service to the country, the people and the highest ideals of humanism,” the Prime Minister’s condolence message reads.
Press Service of the Government Administration

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