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Ambassadorial 2015: Belgium’s Ambassador on Poti Port Development

Georgia’s ambassador to Belgium and representative of the country at the EU Natalie Sabanadze stated at the Ambassadorial 2015 that there is a large interest in economic cooperation with Georgia in Belgium.  

According to the ambassador, she is planning to acquaint Belgian companies with the economic projects that are taking place in Georgia. The ambassador’s priority would be to involve Belgian companies in the development of Poti Port’s infrastructural development.

“As was expected, my professional direction – Euro-Atlantic and European integration remain unchanged in Georgia’s foreign policy. This is clear as day, we have a very good strategy written up in this direction and its implementation will be our end-goal. We also discussed activation of economic diplomacy for Georgia – deepening of economic and commercial relations with not only Europe, but other parts of the world.

We already hold the Association Agreement with the EU, which gives us plenty of opportunities. Implementation of these opportunities requires time. We knew when we signed the document that the outcomes would not be seen right away. It is necessary to activate a mutual economic cooperation with the countries of the EU. Belgium has a very big interest toward Georgia. This is why we need more resources. It is my personal interest to attract Belgian companies in the development of Poti Port infrastructure. As you know, Belgium has a much experience in this regard. I will hold negotiations with the leading Belgian companies on this subject. And I will acquaint them with opportunities that Georgia holds for them.”