There are all preconditions for doubling our trade volumes with Belarus, - Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, said in his opening remarks at the Made in Belarus Fair today, InterPressNews reports.
The event was organized by the Georgian-Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and 150 Belarussian companies are involved in it.
"I am delighted that this fair has turned into a good tradition in our city. We have particularly friendly and warm relations with Belarus and are very proud of this. Around 150 companies have visited us from Belarus, which once again demonstrates that we have great potential of economic cooperation. I am thrilled that bilateral trade is increasing. We have agreed today that this is not a maximum benchmark and we have all the preconditions to at least double the trade volumes between the two countries," the Prime Minister of Georgia said.
Mamuka Baktadze noted that such expositions and business forums should ensure the inflow of additional foreign direct investments (FDI) in Georgia.
"More FDI will be attracted from Belarus as a result of the fair and business forum held today - and what is most important - we will welcome more tourists from our friendly nation. I am confident that economic cooperation, which will be nurtured between Georgia and Belarus in the coming years is bound to create many jobs both in Belarus and Georgia.