Greece, Georgia, restart 3rd Meeting of Joint Interministerial Committee after 15 years

The 3rd Meeting of the Greek-Georgian Joint Interministerial Committee (JIC) in Athens, 15 years after the last one was held, signifies a restart of bilateral economic relations, George Katrougalos and the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Genadi Arveladze said after their talks on Monday.

“This restart comes at a time when the two countries are coming out economic difficulties,” Katrougalos said after the two sides signed a protocol for economic cooperation in trade, investments, innovation and start-up businesses.

“After seven years of economic crisis, we found ourselves for the first time before the possibilities of a dynamic development,” he added, noting the government’s will to base this growth on extroversion and a productive model that does not end in lending and private and public consumption.

On his side, Arveladze described the 3rd Meeting as a” good start for the future development of the already very good, exceptional relations between the two countries which are developing dynamically.”
He also said it was the will of both countries to restart the economic cooperation.