Georgia promises to support Lithuanian businesses

Georgia's Foreign Minister noted trade relations were growing between Georgia and Lithuania. Photo by MFA Georgia., 08 Apr 2016 - 12:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is promising attractive opportunities for Lithuanian companies who invest and operate their businesses in Georgia.

Georgia’s Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, who is on an official visit to Lithuania, promised members of the Lithuanian business society that his country would offer them a helping hand while running their businesses in Georgia.

Janelidze met Lithuanian business authorities at the third meeting of the Lithuanian-Georgian Commission for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration yesterday. Deepening trade and business ties between the countries was the main topic of the commission meeting.

We talked about programs that would help Lithuanian companies start their businesses and invest in Georgia. We agreed the Georgian Government will do its best to help Lithuanian businesses carry out their activities in Georgia,” said Janelidze.

Georgian and Lithuanian authorities endorsed their commitment to work towards strengthening bilateral cooperation between Georgia and the European Union (EU), and full implementation of the Association Agreement (AA).

Georgia’s Foreign Minister stressed while implementing the EU-Georgia AA deal, Georgia would seek to improve governance, to build trust between the state and society, to diversify trade relations and to strengthen links in energy and transport services.

Janelidze believed Georgia could take greater advantage of the opportunities provided by the AA, including improving trade and economic relations with Lithuania. In particular the Minister stressed the importance of establishing direct communication between the two countries’ enterprises and organisations.

The Georgian Minister also highlighted trade relations were growing between the two nations.

Trade relations with Lithuania have been developing very actively however the potential is even greater,” said the Minister.

He also stressed tourism ties were also developing, and said Georgia’s ski resorts were a popular and attractive place for Lithuanian tourists.

Official figures revealed the number of Lithuanian tourists who visited Georgia last year increased 13 percent on 2014.