Georgia-Paraguay launch visa-free travel for diplomats, businessmen

Georgia and Paraguay agreed to deepen trade, economic ties. Photo by MFA of Georgia., 20 Sep 2016 - 15:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia and Paraguay are simplifying travel rules for diplomats and business people in an attempt to forge closer ties and encourage bilateral business, economic and trade development.

Georgia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced definitive steps were being taken to grow bilateral relations between Georgia and Paraguay.

Yesterday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States, Georgia’s Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze met Paraguay’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Eladio Ramon Loizaga Lezcano and told him about Georgia’s favourable business climate and investment potential.

Lezcano was impressed with all the opportunities available in Georgia, and after the meeting he decided a business delegation from the South American country will visit Georgia’s capital "in the near future”.

During the upcoming visit the foreign business men and women will explore Georgia’s investment and entrepreneurial potential, said Georgia’s Foreign Ministry.

Two officials shake hands after signing an agreement to launch visa-free travel for diplomats and business people. Photo by Georgia's Foreign Ministry. 

Yesterday in New York Janelidze and Lezcano confirmed their countries’ willingness to develop bilateral trade and economic relations.

At the same time the pair signed an agreement to launch visa-free travel to holders of diplomatic and business passports issued to nationals of both countries.

On another note, Georgia’s Foreign Minister sat down with Kuwait’s Vice Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah during the UNGA summit. The purpose of the meeting was for Janelidze to promote Georgia and encourage Kuwaiti investors.

Janelidze spoke about Georgia’s growing energy sector; he called on Kuwaiti investors to financing new hydro power plants in Georgia and increase their investments in Georgia’s tourism, manufacturing and agriculture industries.