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Giorgi Gakharia Negotiates Cooperation Perspectives with Deputy Foreign Minster of Iran

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia received Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Ibrahim Rahimfur at the Ministry of Economy of Georgia.

The meeting was also attended by Iranian Ambassador in Georgia Seid Javad Kavamshahid, Deputy Economy Minister Genadi Arveladze, representatives of Foreign Ministry and Iranian Embassy on March 20.

Iran and Georgia keep active cooperation in trade-economic, investment, agriculture and tourism sectors, the parties noted.

According to the 2016 indicators, Georgia’s exports to Iran rose by 30%. Main exports items are ferro-alloys, vehicles, medications, mutton and so on.

Georgia has potential to export mineral and spring waters, juices of fruits and vegetables and tinned products, tea and fizzy drinks.

Giorgi Gakharia and Ibrahim Rahimfur talked about active cooperation in tourism sector. Iran ranks sixth in terms of tourist inflows to Georgia. According to statistics, a total of 147 915 tourists visited Georgia in 2016, up 5 times compared to 2015.