Tbilisi Hosts Sino-Georgian Export Fair

TBILISI - The Chambers of Commerce both Georgia and China in tandem with Georgia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development and Ministry on Thursday attended the opening ceremonies of an export product fair in Tbilisi.

The ceremonies were attended by the Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Wang Jinzhen and the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture Nodar Kereselidze, Deputy President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nato Chikovani and the Deputy Executive Director of the Partnership Fund Natia Turnava.

In his speech at the ceremony, Kereselidze put a special emphasis on bilateral trade between Tbilisi and Beijing, saying economic relations between the two former Silk Road countries has significantly grown over the last few years. Kereselidze pointed to the spike in Georgian wine exports to China as an illustration of the two countries bilateral trade potential.

“This year's fair is much larger than the previous. We have many more sponsors and supporters than before, including companies from (China’s) Jiangxi province,” Wang said in a speech to the attendees.

Over 80 Chinese companies, including agro-producers, textile manufacturers, medical equipment suppliers and producers of household and electronic devices will participate in the exhibition.

By Natia Liparteliani

Edited by Nicholas Waller

29 September 2016 18:55