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Great Britain and Georgia to Launch Technical Consultations on Free Trade Agreement

“For the first time, a certified trade mission is visiting Georgia from the United Kingdom. I would like to express my gratitude to British Prime Minister, who has appointed a special trade commissioner Mr. Mar Pritchard and today we conducted this meeting”, Minister of Economy of Georgia Dimitri Kumsishvili noted after the meeting.

The mission unites representatives of the leading business sectors of Great Britain. The meeting at the Ministry of Economy was also attended by Deputy Minister of Economy Genady Arveladze and Enterprise Georgia state program director Mikheil Khidureli.

At the meeting Dimitri Kumsishvili updated British businessmen about current tendencies, ongoing reforms and opportunities in Georgian economy.

Moreover, British guests have attended an extended presentation about Georgia’s investment opportunities. The presentation raised much interest in British businessmen.

“Similar certified trade mission grows trade turnover between our countries and draw new investments”, Dimitri Kumsishvili noted.

Technical consultations will start on free trade agreement by the end of 2018 to prepare bilateral free trade agreement to prevent free trade regime cessation after Brexit, Kumsishvili said.

Objective of the trade mission is to share experience and knowledge between British and Georgian businessmen, especially in such fields as vocational and financial services, renewable energy sources and various infrastructural projects. The business delegation will hold meetings in Georgia for two days.