President Margvelashvili Promotes Georgian Products

Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili has called on society to purchase Georgian products in order to promote local entrepreneurs and boost the country’s economy.

The President addressed the public at the summarizing event of the campaign ‘Ask for Georgian,’ which aims at promoting products made in Georgia.

The exhibition-sale of Georgian products and an award ceremony for the most active supporters of Georgian products were also held during the event on Sunday evening.

Three winners were identified within the campaign, including journalist and photographer Goga Chanadiri, who was actively involved in the campaign together with the President of Georgia and supported the development of Georgian production.

While delivering his speech, Margvelashvili thanked those Georgian entrepreneurs who create and asked society to buy Georgian products for the New Year.

“This promotes Georgian production, our country, and contributes to employment,” the President stated.

Margvelashvili wished everyone Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and expressed hope that Georgian products will be found in every home during the holidays.

Before attending the final event, the president visited the companies Natakhtari and Zedazeni to promote Georgian products. He also viewed the Barambo sweet products on display.

Zedazeni, Georgian manufacturer of beer and non-alcoholic soft drinks, currently employs 700 people. The founder of the company hosted the President who examined the beer production technology and manufacturing process.

In the Natakhtari Brewery, President Margvelashvili was also hosted by company representatives and the General Director, who introduced visitors to the company's activities.

“I would like to once again encourage our society to ask for Georgian products. It is important to exercise pragmatic, everyday patriotism. This patriotism is reflected in choosing and purchasing Georgian products and thus strengthening Georgia,” the President said.

The campaign ‘Ask for Georgian’ was initiated in January. Through this initiative, the President joined the movement KAR.GE and the initiative of photographer Goga Chanadiri, ‘Buy Georgian’.

Thea Morrison

25 December 2017 17:36