Georgian PM: “Today Georgia-China relations are stronger than ever”

Agenda.ge, 9 Jun 2017 - 16:04, Tbilisi,Georgia

A major celebration marking the Georgia-China Friendship Day and 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries has taken place in the centre of Tbilisi today.

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attended the festival at the Rike Park where goods produced by Georgian-Chinese companies were exhibited.

Georgia-China friendship being celebrated in Tbilisi, June 9, 2017. Photo: PM's press office. 

"Traditionally, Georgia and China have a friendly relationship based on the principles of equality, respect and cooperation. Today, the Georgia-China partnership is stronger than ever”, Kvirikashvili said.

He added that China is one of the largest trade partners and investors in Georgia.

Kvirikashvili stressed the importance of the recent Georgia-China Free Trade Agreement and noted that Georgia is the first country in the region to have such a deal with China.

"I particularly welcome the fact that large Chinese companies have started activities in Georgia and their number is increasing. Some of them have already been very successful on the Georgian market”, he said.

He also discussed Georgia’s role in the One Belt - One Road initiative as "the bridge connecting Europe and Asia”.

Georgia-China friendship being celebrated in Tbilisi, June 9, 2017. Photo: PM's press office. 

Kvirikashvili also said that intense cooperation is underway to expand tourism between the two countries as well.

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