Turks expected to invest more in Georgia

Iran Materials 22 December 2006 18:12 (UTC +04:00)

(zaman) - Turkish businessmen received support from Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili for their business projects initiated in his country.

He said Turks had done a great job, calling for the launch of further projects on ports, infrastructure and energy in his own country, reports Trend.

The Georgian president then assured Turkish businessmen of his support and backing.

Officials of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Stock Exchanges (TOBB) signed a contract of business cooperation with their counterparts from the Georgian Chamber of Trade and Industry. The young president spoke on this occasion of plans to build in cooperation a railway from Kars to Tiflis.

Saakashvili's words followed a description of the aim as improvement of trade and achievement of political integration.

Meanwhile, Georgia has launched its first embassy in Ankara since its independence in 1991.

The Georgian president launched the embassy.

He said that Turkey was the first country to offer help just after his country gained independence.

A surprise birthday party was held for Saaskashvili.