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Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

For the First Time Philippine Government Participates in Tbilisi Belt & Road Forum

Benjamin Diokno

Department of Budget and Management of Philippines Secretary Benjamin Diokno joins over 2000 political leaders, diplomats, experts, and representatives of international organizations and businesses from 60 countries in attending the Tbilisi Belt and Road Forum. The biennial Event, part of topical Forum series, carries forward the tradition of Tbilisi Silk …

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ADB: Georgia Implemented Projects of 2.3bln USD in 10 Years

At the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum Wencai Zhang, vice President of Asian Development Bank, appraised the implemented projects in Georgia and talked about achievements. “Georgia has recorded serious achievements in terms of reforms and development, in general. I would like to congratulate Georgia on all achievements. I supervise Georgia’s economic …

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EU and Georgia Share an Ambitious Transport Agenda Delivering Tangible Results

“EU and Georgia share an ambitious transport agenda, which delivers tangible results,” Henrik Hololei Director-General for Transport and Mobility, European Commission tweeted. I have proposed to First Vice Prime Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili to strengthen it even further”. Sometimes trains are waiting for hours to pass the customs, “Henrik Hololei said …

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Ukrainian PM: We Plan to Reduce Ferry Transportation Tariffs Up to 60%

Volodymyr Groysman

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman spoke about the importance of Georgia-Ukraine cooperation at the Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi. “We are happy for Georgia’s success and I am confident that your leadership in the region will contribute to our economic development,” the Ukrainian Prime Minister said. Volodymyr Groysman  talked …

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Sheikh Nahayan: We will Double Investments in Georgia

Sheikh Nahayan

In several years UAE will double investments in Georgia, Minister of Tolerance of United Arab Emirates (UAE) noted at the Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi. Airports, seaports, real estate – UAE will make investments in these fields. Over the past years, Georgia-UAE relations have deepened in tourism and commerce fields, …

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Georgian Movies are Winners of Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Georgian films Dede and Scary Mother (Sashishi Deda) were named major winners at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) ceremony in Brisbane, Australia. In 2017 films from Georgia lead the winner tally. This marks the first ever APSA win for Georgia in the 11-year history of the event. Films from Australia, India and Russian Federation …

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Free Trade Regime with China to Launch in January 2018

In January 2018, free trade with China will be launched, – Minister of Economy Dimitri Kumsishvili said at the Silk Road Forum. “The Georgian Parliament has ratified this agreement two weeks ago and the Deputy Minister of Commerce of China has also confirmed that since January 1, the Free Trade …

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Turkey Sends First Train to Azerbaijan via BTK Railway

The first train will be sent today from Turkey to Azerbaijan via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, the Turkish media reported Nov. 28. Reportedly, the train will arrive in Baku within 96 hours. The first freight train was sent via the new BTK railway from Kazakhstan’s Kokshetau on October 24. The …

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