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Prime Minister to meet world leaders in Davos to define economic priorities for 2015

Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and a small Georgian delegation are set to arrange meetings with the heads of the world’s nine large companies and five countries’ leaders to discuss the prospects of future cooperation, the official schedule noted.

The companies, which officials are scheduled to meet Garibashvili, are mainly involved in the fields of agriculture, oil, energy, information technologies (IT) and commodities.

Georgian delegation led by Prime Minister traveled to Davos, Switzerland today to discuss with world leaders how to improve the state of the world through public-private cooperation.

Davos, a Swiss ski resort, is home to the annual World Economic Forum meeting. This year the four-day event will begin on January 21, 2015.

Garibashvili starts official meetings tomorrow, January 21at 09.10 when he will meet the Head of Tata Sons Ltd, Cyrus P. Mistry. Tata Sons Ltd is a holding company of the Tata Group which is a global enterprise headquartered in India. Tata Group has already entered Georgia and is involved in implementing a hydropower project in the country.

Prime Minister will also meet the Head of Louis Dreyfus Group, Margarita Louis-Dreyfus. This is a French global company involved in agriculture, oil, energy and commodities.

The next meeting is scheduled with the General Director of Hanwha Group, Dong Kwan Kim. This is one of the largest business groups in South Korea. It is a manufacturing and trading firm.

Garibashvili will meet the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra, Vineet Nayyar. This is an Indian multinational provider of information technology, networking technology solutions and business support services to the telecommunication industry.

The meeting with the Vice President of HCL Technology, Ashish Gupta is also scheduled. Gupta represents Indian global IT Services Company.

Later Garibashvili will meet CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, Martin Gilbert. This is an international investment management group, managing assets for both institutions and private investors from offices around the world.

Garibashvili will meet the co-founder of CVC Capital Partners, Steve Kolters. CVC Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on management buyouts.

He will meet CEO of oil and gas company British Petroleum (BP), Robert Dudley.

There is scheduled a meeting with Head of Indian steel and energy company Jindal Steel and Power, Naveen Jindal.

Garibashvili will also meet the Director of RWE AG Company, Peter Terium. RWE AG is a German electric utilities company.

During the Forum the Georgian PM will attend a private reception of the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab. Garibashvili was also scheduled to give a speech at the session on Travel and Trade in a High-Risk Era. Prime Minister will attend the session about The New Global Context for Strategic Competition.

Within the framework of World Economic Forum Garibashvili will attend the 1st European Games Reception where he will meet the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

The official schedule noted Garibashvili would participate in an informal meeting of world leaders to define economic priorities for the 2015 year.

Garibashvili will meet the Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, Prime Minister of Luxembourgish Xavier Bettel, President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela.

He will also give interviews and make press statements for international media.

Garibashvili will be accompanied to Davos by Georgia’s Vice Prime Minister, Economy Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili, head of the Co-Investment Foundation Giorgi Bachiashvili, head of the National Investment Agency Giorgi Pertaia and director general of Georgian Railways Mamuka Bakhtadze.