PM says gov’t working with “world's leading firms, brightest minds" to transform Georgia into "multi-dimensional regional hub"

  • The government administration cited the PM as saying "Our financial services sector is globally recognised, and now we are attracting international investors, injecting additional investments in the education and healthcare sectors” in his address. Photo: PM's press office

Agenda.ge, 23 Sep 2022 - 12:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday told the United Nations general assembly his government was working with the world’s "leading firms and brightest minds" to transform Georgia into a "true multi-dimensional regional hub".

The government administration cited the PM as saying "Our financial services sector is globally recognised, and now we are attracting international investors, injecting additional investments in the education and healthcare sectors” in his address.

He also noted Georgia’s “startup ecosystem is thriving” while “logistics and energy potential are now realised”, adding the results had “created a sustainable and predictable economy for Georgia and its people”.

He also highlighted the nationwide policy document developed by the government for its key directives and priorities by 2030, pointing out the document "fully complies'' with the UN’s sustainable development agenda.

Garibashvili said his government's "sound policies" had led the country to a "strong recovery" from the Covid-19 pandemic, with economic growth reaching 10.4 percent in 2021 and 10.3 percent in January-July 2022.

According to the [International Monetary Fund], our growth projections are up to nine percent for 2022, primarily due to our government’s proactive measures to minimise the impacts of post-pandemic recovery and the war in Ukraine", Garibashvili said.

The Georgian government is “creating opportunities and giving all the necessary tools to our citizens, including those living in Georgia’s occupied territories", the government head told the assembly before addressing “my Abkhaz and Ossetian brothers and sisters” by telling them “We will build Georgia together and peacefully turn it into a prosperous, free and unified European state".

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