With the Support of the Gov’t of Belarus, the Partnership Fund Launches Georgian House in Minsk

On August 24, the Partnership Fund launched a Georgian House in Minsk, Belarus, a project implemented with the support of the Government of Belarus. Belarus officials, representatives of business circles, diaspora and diplomatic corps attended the official opening ceremony.

Georgian House represents a new platform for trade-economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries and aims to support the exports of Georgian natural products, deepening collaboration between the business sectors of Georgia and Belarus, as well as promoting Georgian traditions, history and culture.

Georgian House integrates a wine museum; unique exhibits reflecting the 8000-year history of the Georgian vine and winemaking; exhibition, conference and presentation halls; a Georgian wine shop, Georgian restaurant, clay bread oven and wine cellar.

Georgian House in Minsk was officially opened by David Saganelidze, CEO of the Partnership Fund, Valeri Kvaratskhelia, Ambassador of Georgia to Belarus, and Kakha Kaladze, Mayor of Tbilisi.

“I’m glad that there are increasing dynamics in business relations between Georgia and Belarus,” Saganelidze said in his speech at the opening. “The launch of Georgian House in Minsk is the best proof of that. The idea to implement this initiative came from Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, on a visit to Georgia. With his support, the Partnership Fund has been allocated special quotas for importing alcoholic drinks to Belarus. The aim of our country is to integrate into the world economy and Belarus represents one of the major strategic trade-economic partners of Georgia. That is why we must use the potential of possible cooperation to the full. Georgian House will give a wonderful chance to Georgian entrepreneurs and businesses to offer their products on the Belarus market. I hope Georgian House will become a pleasant go-to destination for the residents of Minsk and guests of the city.”

A variety of Georgian wines, churchkhela, cheese, dried fruits, Racha ham, honey, tea, natural chips, Georgian handmade items and accessories related to the country’s culture were presented at the event. The guests took a tour around Georgian House, tasted Georgian products and discovered the history of Georgia and Georgian wine.

Future visitors will be able to discover more Georgian products and to purchase them at the same time.

By Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

26 August 2019 18:44