POLITICS
Georgian PM aims to turn Georgian into a center of the region
23 January, 2019
Georgian PM Mamuka Bakhtadze is in Davos to participate in World Economic Forum. He gave interviews to two media outlets – CNBC TV and Deutsche Welle. It’s my government’s strategy to turn Georgia into a center of the region in the fields of business, trade, finance, logistics, tourism and education, - Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze stated in an interview with "Deutsche Welle".

Mamuka Bakhtadze answered questions of lead
ing German media outlets on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Mamuka Bakhtadze emphasized the role of Georgia on the shortest route connecting Europe and Asia and noted that more and more companies are interested in investing in Georgia.

"If you look at the map, Georgia is naturally a candidate for becoming the center of the region. We are the gateway for 8 countries, which do not have access to sea the sea. That's why my government's strategy is to turn Georgia into a center of the region in the fields of business, trade, finance, logistics, tourism and education. We try to make very creative reforms in order to attract more investments in Georgia. We consider our country is a bridge from Asia to Europe, because we are the shortest route. We want to support the growing trade turnover between Asia and Europe. For this reason we are making huge amounts of investments in our infrastructure and I am very pleased to see in Davos that more and more companies are interested in investing in Georgia" - PM Mamuka Bakhtadze said.
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Mamuka Bakhtadze told CNBC that Georgia saw NATO and EU membership as goals.

“If you look at our performance over the last few years Georgia is really doing great on this path ... Last year during a Brussels conference once again NATO reaffirmed that Georgia will eventually become a member of NATO, so we are very motivated and we’re trying to take our relationship with NATO to another level,” Mamuka Bakhtadze said.

PM Bakhtadze said that Georgia is aiming to be an economic hub in the region and said it was a “natural candidate” to be so because of its location.
“Georgia is a gateway for eight land-locked countries, the market of these countries is around 100 million people which is the fastest-growing consumer market in the world,” he said.

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