Georgia and France to expand prospects for developing bilateral relations
Baku, Azerbaijan, September 18
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia and France will expand prospects for developing bilateral relations in many areas, said newly appointed Ambassador of France to Georgia Diégo Colas, Trend reports via commersant.ge.
The meeting was dedicated to the positive dynamics of the development of bilateral political and economic relations between Georgia and France, as well as Georgia’s progress on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
“Georgia and France have long-term trade and economic relations and prospects in the field of tourism, and I hope that our cooperation will deepen throughout your mission,” said Georgian Prime Minister Georgi Gakharia at a meeting with the ambassador.
The prime minister emphasized France's significant support for Georgia’s European integration path, including the success of the Association Agreement and the Comprehensive Free Trade Area Agreement.
Gakharia also spoke about the roadmap for EU integration aimed at bringing Georgia closer to the EU. During the conversation, the importance of visa-free entry to EU countries for Georgian citizens was emphasized. The prime minister reaffirmed the readiness of the Government of Georgia to continue work on fulfilling the requirements of the visa liberalization agreement.
In 2018, French exports to Georgia reached 192 million euros (an annual growth of + 6.4 percent). Georgian imports to France amounted to only 45 million euros (with a sharp increase of + 26.6 percent).