The process of concluding the Free Trade Agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has been successfully carried out

On 25 November 2015, Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met the EFTA Parliamentary Committee delegation headed by Member of the Swiss Parliament Kathy Riklin.

Discussions focused on negotiations launched with a view to signing a Free Trade Agreement between Georgia and the EFTA. It was underlined that given the progress achieved in negotiations the process will be completed ahead of schedule.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted that the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with the EFTA will significantly promote the development of trade-economic relations between Georgia and the EFTA countries. The Georgian Foreign Minister also underlined that the signing of this Agreement will considerably increase investment attraction of Georgia.
Talking points also included the current developments in the world and Georgia’s European integration. The Georgian side expressed the hope that the existing security challenges and increased migration flows to Europe will have no impact on the successful completion of visa liberalisation process with the European Union for Georgia.