Georgian PM, Chinese Ambassador discuss trade, economic relations

Trade and economic relations between Georgia and China were discussed on Friday during a meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibasvhili and Zhou Qian, the new Chinese ambassador to Georgia.

The government administration said the prime minister told the diplomat he hoped the ‘fruitful’ cooperation between the two states would continue, as the parties noted China’s position among Georgia’s top five trading partners. , with a trade turnover of 922 million dollars between the countries between January and June.

The two officials also pointed out that China’s total foreign direct investment in Georgia exceeds $695 million and noted that direct flights between Georgia and China are contributing to “dynamic growth” in tourists.

Garibashvili and Qian expressed their hope that the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation between Georgia and China, an annual event, will be held soon.

The strengthening of bilateral relations in the fields of education and science was also mentioned, with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries noted by the parties.

The prime minister also thanked the ambassador for China’s support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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