PM tells UN his gov’t is “investing heavily” to increase transit capabilities, benefit region

  • PM said: "We aim to attract greater institutional foreign investment, facilitate projects of regional importance, and strengthen our infrastructural capabilities – thus becoming an actual bridge between East and West" in his address. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Agenda.ge, 23 Sep 2022 - 11:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday told the United Nations general assembly his government was "investing heavily" to improve the country's infrastructure and increase Georgian transit capabilities "for the benefit of the region".

The government administration cited the PM as saying "We aim to attract greater institutional foreign investment, facilitate projects of regional importance, and strengthen our infrastructural capabilities – thus becoming an actual bridge between East and West" in his address.

Garibashvili also told the assembly his team was "already discussing with our EU counterparts a list of ‘flagship projects’ which will bring additional economic synergies”, adding the initiatives would bring “more connectivity and integration” with the EU and European markets.

He also said “all countries of the South Caucasus and allies from the west” would benefit from the collaboration and noted the significance of ensuring Black Sea regional security, protecting energy routes, maintaining supply chains and increasing regional connectivity “to foster greater economic development”.

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