Broadening of the mutual dialogue will constructively affect to the development of the whole TRACECA region

24.10.2019

On 22 October 2019, Tbilisi hosted Silk Road Forum with the participation of government representatives of more than 2,000 participants including political leaders, experts, and representatives of international organizations, including TRACECA, IFIs and businesses, to examine factors that effectively define regional and global trade and connectivity as well as 400 foreign delegates from 16 countries, including more than 30 official delegations.

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Two-day Forum are to be dedicated to the discussion of the Silk Road Concept by high-ranking officials and the issues of transportation, logistics and trade, the investment potential and specific projects.

The most interested persons, states, decision makers and key players of the industry in the field of trade facilitation, streamlining customs and border crossing procedures gathered to explore opportunities, align visions and enhance partnership in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.

Speaking at the opening of the forum, H.E. Mr. Giorgi Gakharia, Georgian Prime Minister expressed his pleasure to host the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum and high-level participants from various countries.

Indicating that the implementation of international energy projects such as TAP, TRACECA and TANAP is very important for the whole region, H.E. Mr. Gakharia said that Georgia supports these projects.

Within the Forum, Mr. Ciopraga, TRACECA Secretary General had an opportunity to meet with H.E. Mrs. Maya Tskitishvili, Vice Prime Minister of Georgia and to discuss latest issues of TRACECA agenda: Action Plan for 2018-2021 for implementation of the Strategy of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA for development of the international transport corridor “Europe-the Caucasus-Asia” for 2016-2026, outcomes of the TRACECA multilateral permits system for international road traffic in 2018, status of the accession of the countries to the Agreement on the development of Multimodal Transport TRACECA and etc.

It should be mentioned that “Tbilisi Silk Road Forum” is an initiative launched by the Prime Minister of Georgia and organized by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, supported by the Government of People’s Republic of China and the Asian Development Bank.

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