The meeting of Tinatin Khidasheli and Gigla Agulashvili with the Ambassador of Sweden to Georgia, Gunter Bechler
As T. Khidasheli and G. Agulashvili noted, the Ambassador made the statements on problems for investors in public space. He has lodge some claims regarding the court. “We know Mr. Bechler as a friend of Georgia and thus, his statement was very important for us. We decided to meet him to directly hear the details”, - T. Khidasheli noted.
G. Bechler spoke about foreign investors. Georgia is an attractive country for investors. “Georgia is a democratic country, holding the significant reforms in EU integration but you have to make emphasis on protection of business sector. Foreign businessmen shall be protected in Georgia”. He introduced the information about the investors encountering problems with audit service and judicial system.
T. Khidasheli decided to convene the meeting with the investors and Committee Chairs to consider all the problems. She stated that it is important what problems are known to the Ambassador. “It is important to consider specific examples after which the Parliament shall response and adopt changes to the laws”.
According to G. Agulashvili, it is necessary to make positive steps in terms of cooperation with investors, to let them know that we care for solution of their problems as they actually are the ambassadors of Georgia to their countries and positive messages delivered about Georgia are very important as in terms of improvement of investment climate so for attraction of new investments”.
The parties discussed EaP Riga summit and importance for Georgia, as well as considered economic and agrarian development of Georgia, also support by Swedish Development Agency.
G. Bechler noted that the agency plans to increase aid for Georgia for consumption in agrarian sphere. Currently the agency implements Samtskhe-Javakheti, Kakheti and Ajara region projects.
G. Agulashvili noted that he is interested in Swedish education in agrarian sphere and would like to have more information in this regard. “As to biological production, it is without alternative and we work to develop this direction”.