Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept. 4 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili admitted the existence of an economic decline in the country.
"The numbers speak about an economic decline, but there is a lot of speculation in this regard," Ivanishvili told journalists on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister urged the opposition to cooperation, but not to an "unbridled and speculative criticism."
According to Ivanishvili, the transition to normal relationships with business led to certain difficulties which will be overcome after the creation of normal relations in the economy.
"We have started the recovery of the economy and stopped leaning on business, taking away company funds for improper construction. We also waived the pre-payment of VAT by the companies which amounted in the last year to 1.5 billion lari," the Prime Minister said.
Ivanishvili stressed that the government is establishing new relationships with business which is being freed from the pressure.
"In July, the economy started to grow and we will achieve the needed results on this path," Georgian PM said.
The Prime Minister offered the opposition to meet with serious experts and develop joint proposals.
"We are ready to accept effective proposals, but they should not be directed towards public relations, but at real development," Ivanishvili said.
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