The Georgian Government is aiming to achieve the country being listed in the top five of all major global rankings in the coming years, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili told the Parliament on Wednesday.
Garibashvili made the comment while presenting the annual report on the activities of the Government to the legislative body, telling MPs Georgia was already holding leading positions in various international rankings. He compared the country's achievements to those by Moldova and Ukraine in rankings by various organisations and said "everyone knows that we are unconditional leaders" among the Associated Trio states.
The Government head cited Georgia’s 49th global position - and first in regional context - in the latest Rule of Law Index of the World Justice Project.
Do you know what place Ukraine holds [in the Index]? It is 74th globally and seventh in the region. Moldova ranks 73rd in the world and sixth in the region. According to the Rule of Law Index, Georgia is an unconditional leader", Garibashvili said.
He also cited the World Bank Governance Index, where Georgia is ahead of Ukraine and Moldova, and the Open Budget Index, which has ranked the country first in the world.
The PM also mentioned the Crime Index by NUMBEO, which recognised Georgia as one of the safest countries in the world with its 14th position in the ranking.
Garibashvili summarised the rankings by calling them "the result of our 10 years of work" in comments to lawmakers.