The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expresses support to the government’s four-point reform plan – the Excutive Directors of the ADB noted in their conversation with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at today’s meeting.
The Head of the Government thanked Asian Development Bank for the support and noted that Georgia appreciates ADB’s assistance in terms of development of the infrastructure in the country, budget support and preferential allocation of financial resources.
During the meeting the sides discussed in detail the four-point reform plan, development of infrastructure projects and the education reform. Representatives of the Asian Development Bank expressed their readiness to assist Georgia to strengthen its role as a transport corridor, as well as in terms of reforming the system of vocational education.
The Asian Development Bank is a development partner with the biggest portfolio in Georgia. ADB supports of infrastructure investment projects, it has also approved the three-year program budget support and provides a variety of technical assistance programs.
The sides underscored the importance of the visit of the Executive Directors of the Asian Development Bank and noted that such a high-profile ADB delegation has visited Georgia for the first time.
7 Executive Directors of the Asian Development Bank and the alternative Director have undertaken a three-day visit to Georgia. The delegation, led by the executive director of ADB Board of Directors, Zhongjing Wang, included Executive Directors of ADB’s board of directors – Matthew Fox, Gaudencio Hernandez, Jr., Philaslak Yukkasemwong, Mapa Pathirana, Michael Strauss, Sarafjon Sheraliev.
The meeting with the Prime Minister also attended by the Director of the ADB’s resident mission to Georgia Yesim Elhan-Kayalar, ADB’s Deputy Permanent Representative in Georgia George Kiziria, and the first Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili, Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Nodar Javakhishvili, Prime Minister’s assistant, the Secretary of the Economic Council George Gakharia, Deputy Minister of Finance David Lezhava and Deputy Minister of the Regional Development Ilia Darchiashvili.