Successful cooperation between Georgia and the Federal Republic of Germany during the past 30 years was discussed by and between H.E. Lasha Khutsishvili, Minister of Finance of Georgia and H.E. Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany visiting Georgia with her delegation for a working visit during two days.
Meeting was attended by H.E. Hubert Knirsch, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to Georgia along with officials from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.
Attendees of the meeting from the Georgian side included Deputy Ministers and Department Heads of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia.
The Minister of Finance of Georgia expressed his gratitude to the German colleague for her visit to the country and assistance rendered by Germany including the solid support of the EU integration of the country.
Lasha Khutsishvili spoke about the role played by the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and other German financial institutions in the process of development in our country, covering energy, infrastructure, environment, education and other sectors.
The Georgian side shared information at the meeting to the Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development about the current economic performance of the country and structural reforms implemented and intended by the Government of Georgia against the background of current challenges in the region, which were caused by the military activities of Russia.
Both sides particularly highlighted the significance of current and pending measures aimed at the energy security and energy independence of the country. Also, efforts of Germany and EU at large were noted towards increasing the energy efficiency of Georgia.
The Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany once again expressed full support towards Georgia and expressed hopes that Georgia will succeed in implementing its reform agenda with engagement of its international partners and will solidly advance towards EU integration.
By the close of the meeting, parties agreed on extending the scope of cooperation further and noted that relations between Georgia and Germany will be maintained at a high level.