How tense situation in Middle East affected Georgian economy?

Georgia Materials 10 January 2020 11:18 (UTC +04:00)
How tense situation in Middle East affected Georgian economy?

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 10

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

The Georgian government is closely monitoring current processes in the Middle East and carefully analyzing them, the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.

“We are analyzing current events, including possible threats from an economic point of view, since peace in the region is very important to us. We hope that the international community will find a peaceful way out and the processes will go towards de-escalation,” Turnava said.

According to the Minister of Economy, the tense situation between the US and Iran has not affected the Georgian economy.

“At this stage, from an economic point of view, we do not see a fact of any serious influence. Although we continue monitoring and analysis. In this regard, we are very careful,” said Turnava.

On the morning of Jan. 8 Iran has attacked American targets in Iraq. It was noted that Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched at least 35 missiles on Ayn al-Asad air base in Iraq's west and the base in Erbil.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the Iranian strike a self-defense measure after the attack launched from the base in Iraq against Iranian citizens and officials, while he emphasized that Tehran was not seeking an "escalation or war."

Ayn al-Asad Air Base was a strategic spot for the US and delivered support to drones from that base, the IRGC representative said. Fifteen missiles were fired at 20 sensitive locations, Numerous drones and helicopters were destroyed.


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