Georgia open for transit of energy resources – president
Tbilisi, Georgia, Nov.4
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgia is open for the transit of energy resources, goods and other resources, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said.
He made the remarks while speaking at the second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries that kicked off in Vienna on Nov.3.
"Georgia is not a landlocked country, however, it has close ties with such countries in accordance with its policy. Georgia implements the most important transit function for such countries," the president said.
"Eight of 14 developing countries, namely, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan benefit from Georgia's transit opportunities."
Margvelashvili added that there is a free trade regime between Georgia and the abovementioned countries.
The president said after gaining independence, Georgia set a strategic goal to tie the energy resources of Central Asia to the European market, and vice versa.
"Our country is open both for the transit of energy resources and trade," Georgian president added.
He also emphasized the significance of infrastructure projects which are jointly implemented by Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.