Georgian PM meets Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO

Photo: Georgian PM meets Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO
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Tbilisi, Georgia, Feb. 25

By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with the Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Daniel Yohannes, as part of his visit to the United States.

During the meeting Garibashvili stressed that Georgia appreciates the corporation's efforts aimed at developing the country, according to the press office of the Georgian PM.

Georgian PM thanked Daniel Yohannes, who during a visit to Tbilisi in July 2013, signed an agreement with Georgia for allocation of $140 million to finance education.

"This contract is essential for Georgia and will allow the country to improve the level of education, creating the possibility of attracting investments in such fast-growing sectors as energy, construction, agriculture, information technologies, transportation and logistics. This is a huge investment in education and confirmation of the fact that Georgia is the strategic partner of the U.S.," the PM said at the meeting.

Garibashvili invited Yohannes and the U.S. Secretary of State and chairman of the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Board of Directors, John Kerry to visit Georgia.

In 2005 the Millennium Challenge Corporation allocated $395 million for Georgia for implementing infrastructure projects and development of agriculture.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by S.M.

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