US congressman urges Georgia to allow US investments in Anaklia port project
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
The US congressman Adam Kinzinger urged Georgian government to allow the US American investments into the Anaklia deep sea port project as soon as possible, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
Kinzinger says that he in believes the government of Georgia when they say the Anaklia deep sea port project is important for them.
"I think they want the United States to be interested in their country very much. We must continue to work to create an environment in which investments are promoted and welcomed and regulations are not used for other purposes than creating a free and fair climate. Georgian companies which want to invest in the US are treated the same way. That's all we want", he said.
Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava said that if anyone and especially the strategic partners of Georgia are interested in any details regarding the Anaklia port project Georgia is ready to provide them.
Turnava added that the government of Georgia shares Kinzinger's opinion that the Anaklia port project is a strategic project for Georgia.
"We are still ready to continue working with financial institutions to consult with us on reorganizing the tender. We do not see the potential for continuing this project with the consortium. This project should have been implemented with the consortium so far, but it failed despite our very liberal approach and support", the minister said.
She added that to develop the project successfully, it is important to find new investment potential and new investors.
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