Georgian President: Georgia's achievements reflected in WB rating
Georgia, Tbilisi, Oct. 23 / Trend corr. N.Kirtskhalia /
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili expressed his satisfaction over the growth in Georgia's World Bank rating in simplicity and accessibility of business.
He said Georgia ranked ninth in this annual survey which is a success story for the country and worthy of recognition.
As a result of the World Bank's 'ease of doing business' rating, Georgia ranked ninth in the world. The rankings are based on the situation in the field of business in 185 countries in 2012.
The Georgian president believes that the WB rating is an 'objective recognition' of the former Georgian government's merits in the development of the country.
Saakashvili noted that the new government of Georgia must contribute to the further development of the country and not demolish the achieved results.
"We must continue to move forward, attract investments and create new jobs, as otherwise there are no growth prospects for our country," the president noted.
The president is ready to approve new opposition standards in Georgia.
"We are ready to cooperate with the new government in the most essential issues and as leader of the opposition forces, I am ready to promote our country abroad as happened previously. I am willing to make efforts to attract new investments and create a positive image for Georgia," he stated.
He also said that during his presidency and that of the office of the United National Movement, pensions in the country have increased tenfold and the number of insured 100 times.
"The new government must move on and all the positive initiatives in this direction will be supported by the opposition," the Georgian president added.
Parliamentary elections were held in Georgia on October 1. Around 14 parties and two political blocs participated in the elections.
According to full the preliminary data of the Georgian Central Election Commission, the Georgian Dream coalition will receive 85 seats in the parliament, and the United National Movement, 65.
The leader of the Georgian Dream coalition has introduced new candidates for ministerial posts in the new Georgian government.
Ivanishvili himself will take the post of prime minister.