Georgia and the U.S. have signed a grant agreement earlier today through which Georgia will receive $330 million via USAID over the course of five years to promote the country’s sustainable development, create jobs, strengthen accountable governance and Georgia’s democratic achievements.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has stated that at the initial stage Georgia will receive $67 million.
According to him, the ‘crucial agreement with [our] strategic partner’ covers different fields and issues, including conflict resolution, agricultural and private sector development, the rule of law, human rights, democratic governance, civil society, basic education, social services and the environment.
The PM said that USAID’s support to Georgia has already amounted to $1.8 billion.
"About 335 programmes have already been implemented in the fields of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, environment, education and health. The US support will ensure the creation of jobs and assist the country’s pandemic-affected economy," Agenda.ge cited Garibashvili as saying.