Georgia is Kazakhstan’s reliable partner both in the region and internationally – Kazakh Foreign Minister

16.05.2018, Astana – Within the framework of his official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze discussed a broad spectrum of bilateral co-operation with Kazakhstan, at the meeting  held with his Kazakh counterpart Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
Highly appraising the bilateral relations in the areas of transport, tourism and trade, the Georgian Foreign Minister welcomed the Kazakh citizens’ increasing interest in Georgia’s tourism potential emphasizing that the number of visitors to Georgia doubles nearly every year.

The Ministers appraised also positively the economic co-operation and bilateral trade relations that increased three times in 2018. Georgian exports to Kazakhstan reached 90 percent, and Kazakh imports to Georgia also increased four-fold.
The Georgian Foreign Minister highlighted the huge potential of transport and transit co-operation between the two countries. The two ministers reaffirmed their bilateral interest in co-operation in the area of investments. They also spoke about Georgia’s development possibilities resulting from the free trade agreement with the EU and the formation of stable, reliable and transparent business environment.   
Mikheil Janelidze and Kairat Abdrakhmanov paid special attention to co-operation in the sectors of culture and people-to-people contacts. They welcomed the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries that was widely celebrated in 2017.