Georgian PM meets with US Commerce and Treasury Secretaries

During his three-day official visit to the US, Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the US President, Vice President, Secretary of State and other high-ranking American officials. Photo: PM’s press office., 11 May 2017 - 12:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington on Wednesday.

The pair discussed Georgia-US trade relations and the possibilities of deepening cooperation in this field.

Kvirikashvili stressed that Georgia holds leading positions in global economic rankings and said that the country enjoys active cooperation between the private and public sector.

He also stressed the importance of engagement of American companies in Georgia’s infrastructural projects and especially in the Anaklia Deep Sea Port.

As part of his official US visit Kvirikashvili also met with Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. The pair discussed Georgia's economic priorities.

Mnuchin congratulated Kvirikashvili on reaching an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a program that supports Georgia's economic reforms. Secretary Mnuchin also underscored the importance of working together on mutual national security issues.

Earlier yesterday Kvirikashvili held a meeting with Senators Roger Wicker, Chairman of the Helsinki Commission in Congress, and Ben Cardin, Co-Chairman of the Helsinki Commission.

Kvirikashvili thanked the Senators for initiating the recent resolution in support of Georgia's territorial integrity; he also emphasised the importance of this support in the peaceful resolution of the problem related to the occupation of Georgian territories.

Kvirikashvili claimed that Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration is the country's top foreign affairs and security priority, which includes the country's ongoing comprehensive reforms.

The parties discussed the state of affairs in the region, and special attention was paid to the situation in Georgia's occupied territories. The Senators underscored Georgia's "exceptional contribution” to NATO-led peacekeeping missions and the fight against terrorism.

Kvirikashvili wrapped up his three-day US visit late on Wednesday night.