PM says Georgia-Serbia business forum will enhance economic ties

The Serbian parliament speaker met with the prime minister of Georgia in Tbilisi today. Photo by the prime minister’s press office., 26 Jan 2018 - 13:58, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has met with the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, Maja Gojkovic.

The PM stated during their meeting that the Georgia-Serbia business forum scheduled for later this year in the spring will enhance trade-economic ties between the two nations.

Kvirikashvili also thanked Gojkovic for her government’s political decision made in December 2016 over removing the visa regime for Georgian citizens holding ordinary passports.

Our countries have much in common and the existing positive relations are no surprise. Our relationship is becoming stronger and stronger,” Kvirikashvili told Gojkovic and thanked her country for supporting Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
We are waiting for the Serbian business delegation to participate in the business forum this year. For now we have no intense bilateral trade relations and the forum will be a good opportunity for enhancing trade and the investment relationship,” Kvirikashvili stated.

No such high-level visit by the head of the legislative body of Serbia has taken place in the country.Photo by the prime minister's press office. 

Gojkovic said that it was in her country’s high interests to activate relations with Georgia.

We, the Serbian leadership, represent the people of our country and it is the will of our people to have even closer ties with Georgia.”
My visit can be considered as the beginning of a new phase of relations that will encourage bilateral ties between Georgia and Serbia both in the parliament  and on the overall political level,” the speaker stated.

Gojkovic arrived to Georgia yesterday and held her first meeting with Georgia’s Parliamentary Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze.

The Serbian official is scheduled to meet with President Giorgi Margvelashvili and Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze today before she completes her first official visit in the country.