Georgian government introduces anti-crisis plan to international partners
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 7
By Tamilla Mammadova - Trend:
A meeting with representatives of donor organizations was held by Vice Prime Minister of Georgia Maia Tskitishvili and Head of the Administration of the Government Natia Mezvrishvili in the format of a videoconference, Trend reports citing press service of the government administration.
As reported, Prime Minister's Advisor on Economic Issues Beka Liluashvili, Prime Minister's Advisor on Human Rights and Gender Equality Issues Lela Akiashvili, ambassadors and high-rank officials of the diplomatic corps and international organizations took part in the videoconference.
The steps taken by the government of Georgia within the framework of the fight against COVID-19 and issues pertaining to future cooperation were discussed.
Maia Tskitishvili spoke about the main directions of the government's Anti-Crisis Economic Plan during the meeting.
"We had a discussion with the donors about the package envisaged by the Anti-Crisis Plan, as well as the plans for the immediate future, including in terms of post-crisis management and the next stages of opening the economy. We have a very active dialog with our international partners regarding what kinds of reforms can be carried out, what type of support they can provide, including with regard to the economy, both in terms of providing assistance to small and medium companies and supporting the agricultural sector," Tskitishvili stated.
In turn, the head of the administration of the government highlighted legal aspects of the state of emergency and the accountability and transparency of the government in the current situation.
"The goal of today's meeting was to inform our international partners and the diplomatic corps about the decisions made by the government of Georgia in the fight against the coronavirus as well as the additional resources the government of Georgia needs," Mezvrishvili stated.
The meeting participants also discussed issues related to providing assistance to vulnerable groups and ensuring the recovery of the economy.
The parties agreed that in order to receive additional support in a timely manner, work shall continue with all international partners.
Head of the USAID mission in Georgia Peter Weibler noted that USAID is proud to be a partner of the Georgian government, civil society, and private sector.
Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Georgia Sabine Machl thanked the government of Georgia for providing detailed information on the Anti-Crisis Plan and confirmed readiness to continue supporting Georgia to overcome the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus.
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