“Our main strategy is to turn Georgia into a regional hub of logistics, international business, tourism, education and technologies” states Prime Minister of Georgia Print Version

2019-06-10

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"Our main strategy is to turn Georgia into a regional hub of logistics, international business, tourism, education and technologies" stated Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia when delivering a keynote speech at the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) held in Montreal, Canada.

Head of Government of Georgia participated in the panel discussion of the topic of A Global Economy in Transition and elaborated on the investment potential of Georgia, its favorable geographic location and opportunities offered by the country to the business community.

Prime Minister of Georgia expressed gratitude to Canada in his keynote speech for the continuous support since regaining its independence and assistance during times of great hardship.

"We are a gateway for 8 land-locked countries, positioned right in the middle of the Eurasian continent. Thus, our main strategy is to turn Georgia into a regional hub of logistics, international business, tourism, education and technologies.

We have particularly impressive achievements in the sectors of tourism and energy, especially in the area of renewable energy sources as Georgia is rich with hydro resources. Third advancing sector is mining and I am delighted that Canadian companies are keen in getting their foothold in Georgia. We are trying to solicit greater interest from the North American continent so that they start producing and manufacturing in our part of the world as this is the fastest growing consumer market in the world" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.

IEFA Conference held in Montreal has been organized annually since 1995 to discuss key issues of economic globalization. Event gathers political leaders, representatives of public and private sectors, international organizations and civil society. IEFA is enabling a direct contacts and networking opportunities between high-ranking government officials and managers of large corporations. This year it has gathered almost 4000 participants and will last through June 13, 2019.

Prime Minister's Press Office