Natia Turnava Met US Congressmen

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Natia Turnava met with the US Congressmen visiting Georgia.

The Minister expressed gratefulness to the Congressmen for the strategic partnership of the United States, as well as for the United States steady support to the Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It was noted that the United States is an unchanging strategic partner of Georgia and the Georgian side will do its best to take this partnership to a qualitatively new level.

The Minister stressed on the readiness of the Georgian side to expand and deepen economic relations with the United States, to develop trade and investment ties. Turnava also expressed special gratitude to the United States for its strong support and assistance to various ongoing projects in the Georgian economic sector, noting that US support programs play an important role in the development of our country.

“We had a great opportunity to talk to the US Congressmen about the prospects for the US-Georgia economic relations. It is very important that the US, as our strategic partner, including in the economic field, has been helping us a lot during the recent years. The US is our permanent, very strong supporter and strategic partner indeed,” – Natia Turnava said.

The Minister noted that during the meeting it was also underlined that despite the Covid-19 pandemic, in the first seven months of the current year, the trade turnover between the United States and Georgia is increased by 21%, while the exports from Georgia to the United States reached 127%. It was noted that today about 300 US companies are quite successfully operation on the Georgian market.

In addition, the conversation focused on the prospects of the US investments and businesses in Georgia. The Georgian side once again raised the issue of the possibility of concluding a free trade agreement with the United States and addressed the Congressmen to support launching of the negotiation process.

The Congressmen represented various congressional committees and co-sponsors of the Support for Georgia Act initiated in the US House of Representatives.

Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Genadi Arveladze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the USA Giorgi Tsikolia and Head of the American-Georgian Community Association Melor Tsipuria also attended the meeting.

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. 2021 ©