Georgia’s “future-focused” policies and potential to boost East-West connectivity and trade were discussed on Monday in a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Klaus Schwab, the Founder and Executive Chair of the World Economic Forum.
The meeting held on the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai noted the “fruitful” cooperation between the Georgian Government and the Forum, the Government Administration said.
Garibashvili highlighted Schwab's “special personal” contribution to the organisation of the WEF and noted the 2023 edition had been organised at a “high level” and had brought “specific” results to world leaders participating in the event.
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The head of the Government informed Schwab about the “favourable” investment environment in the country and noted his Government had ensured “double-digit economic growth” and a “stable environment” in the country as a result of its “correct policy”, despite the challenges in the region and the wider world.
The meeting also highlighted the “strategic transit location” of Georgia, with the PM noting strategic projects of regional significance.