Georgia-Germany deal enhances ties in vocational education

  • Germany and Georgia agree to enhance bilateral cooperation in vocational education. Photo by the Prime Minister’s webpage., 16 Jun 2016 - 12:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Germany is supporting Georgia’s development in the sciences, technology and education sectors and is pledging to share its experience with the country as Georgia works to advance these fields.

Germany’s Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka met a Georgian delegation in Berlin yesterday, led by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, where he spoke about Germany’s support for Georgia’s democratic development.

Kvirikashvili briefed the German Minister about the Georgian Government’s Four Point Reform Agenda and intended education reforms, which were part of the overall reform plan.

Kvirikashvili stressed Georgia wished to implement the German model of vocational education, which meant producing and supporting professionals based on market demand. Wanka responded very positively to this and said Germany would help Georgia implement this.

Towards the end of the meeting Georgia’s newly appointed Education Minister Aleksandre Jejelava and his German counterpart signed a Memorandum of Cooperation that outlined how the two countries would work together to develop vocational education in Georgia.

The Memorandum included a range of exchange programs for students and teachers and outlined the importance of joint seminars, conferences and meetings between the sides.

Kvirikashvili, accompanied by several ministers and officials, is on his second day of an official visit to Germany.

Yesterday Kvirikashvili attended several high-level meetings, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and participated in a Georgia-German business forum.

Prime Minister Kvirikashvili’s Germany trip will end later today.