Tbilisi, Georgia, July 16
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Agriculture Minister Shalva Pipia met with the head of the EU-Twinning division of the Eastern Partnership program and the German Federal Ministry for Economy and Energy Ulrich Benterbusch and the employees of the ministry in Tbilisi and familiarized them with the state of agriculture in Georgia.
"Georgia has taken another important step for rapprochement with the European family. Quite a lot of work has been done in particular we have strengthened the National Food Agency of Georgia, made important changes to Georgia's National code of food. Also a national program was developed considering adoption of about 90 legislative acts which will contain all the necessary requirements including manufacturing standards. We have done a lot of work in order for the Georgian products to meet European standards and take their rightful place in the EU market," the Georgian minister said.
In turn, the German minister stressed that the German government welcomes Georgia's desire to become a full member of the European family, and to take concrete steps in this regard.
"Our visit is aimed at familiarization with the situation in Georgia and the determination of the main directions, the support of which is of particular importance in the path of European integration of the country," Benterbusch said.
The parties agreed to start implementation of the intergovernmental consultation in Georgia in autumn 2014 with the support of the German government. The German "BerlinEconomics" group will implement the project.
Edited by CN