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Ukraine and Georgia avow strategic partnership and stand ready to jointly conquer new markets - a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine and Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
18.01.2018 | 12:49
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

Ukraine and Georgia uphold the principles of strategic partnership and stand ready to deepen bilateral ties, develop shared opportunities and jointly conquer new markets. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during a meeting with Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia.

"I want to thank Georgia for the steadfast support of Ukraine. This is a major priority for us. We have every reason to deepen cooperation, in particular in the economy," said Volodymyr Groysman.

He drew attention to the fact that commodity turnover between the states is constantly growing and is currently estimated at dozens of millions of dollars. Great potential is attributed to joint international projects, namely The New Silk Road, aimed at the development of logistics capabilities of the two countries.

In turn, Irakli Kobakhidze noted that the common goal of our states is integration into the NATO and the EU. "We are also interested in collaboration with China and the possibility to increase joint transit opportunities. All the abovementioned issues is the basis to enhance our bilateral relations," stressed the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia.

The officials of the two countries agreed that the protection of territorial integrity and political stability are a key value for both countries. That is why the coordination of efforts within the UN, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, GUAM and at the inter-parliamentary level is an important element of friendship and cooperation.

Background

Ukraine ranks 5th among Georgia's trade partners. The volume of Ukrainian exports to Georgia for 9 months of 2017 amounted to USD 296.8 million (growth rate -9.4%). Key items include tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, ferrous metals, meat and edible by-products, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, food products, sugar and confectionery. The volume of Georgian imports to Ukraine over 9 months of 2017 amounted to USD 49 million. The main import article is alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and fertilizers.

Important areas of cooperation include the fuel and energy sector, including the development of the Euro-Asian Oil Transport Corridor project, agrarian sector, transport, in particular in the freight transport segment, health care, tourism, and development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

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