Georgia to expand energy cooperation with Europe
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 10 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgia will expand energy cooperation with Europe.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Georgia Kakha Kaladze met with EU Ambassador Philip Dimitrov on Monday. The meeting was exploratory in nature.
It was noted during the meeting that the main objective of the new government's energy policy is to maximize the development of local resources.
"We will continue to build a new energy infrastructure in this direction. We also attach great importance to the development of alternative energy sources," Kaladze said.
He also briefed the guest on the investment environment, noting that the liberal environment allows an investor to sell generated energy to any country of the region.
Kaladze noted that Georgia actively cooperates with the European Union in various forms.
"Our successful cooperation with organizations Energy integration of Europe and European Energy Charter is a clear evidence of this. A successful agreement on association and free trade with the EU should also be noted. We also actively cooperate in the energy platform of Eastern Partnership and in the frame of a unique project Inogate," Kaladze said.
The minister said that Georgia began active work to join the international organization Energy integration of Europe. The purpose of the organization is expanding intra-market in the south-eastern regions.
Philip Dimitrov, in turn, noted the EU's willingness to continue the fruitful cooperation both on the investment and on the technical level, in order to make Georgia even closer to the EU.