Estonian president visits Georgia

Georgia Materials 7 May 2007 12:39 (UTC +04:00)

( Civil ) - Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves launches his three-day official visit to Georgia on May 7.

A group of Estonian businessmen accompanies the President. Georgian-Estonian business forum will be held in Tbilisi on May 8.

On May 9, President Ilves will visit Adjara Autonomous Republic.

In an interview with the Georgian daily 24 Saati (24 Hours), published on May 7, President Ilves said that the Estonian business is mainly interested with the Georgian wine industry, construction, real estate and tourism.

In the interview he also noted that Estonia and Georgia have "very strong emotional ties."

"Now you are on the same road, which we have already passed," the Estonian President said.

He also said that Estonia wants NATO to launch its Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Georgia as soon as possible.