The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, met with World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus, Sebastian Molineus. The topics discussed were the successful cooperation between Georgia and the World Bank, the support provided by the World Bank to Georgia during the pandemic, and ongoing and planned projects.
The meeting focused on the assistance provided by the World Bank in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Prime Minister thanked Molineus for the effective and productive cooperation with the Government of Georgia and noted that the Government of Georgia appreciates the activities of the World Bank in various sectors of the economy, especially the allocation of funds for a number of projects, totaling more than $2.7 billion.
In turn, Molineus noted that he had an excellent meeting with the new PM. The conversation mainly focused on economic development, the vaccination program, agriculture, education, and healthcare.
“The last issue to be discussed was human capital. This is one of the key and driving factors, as well as a sign of a strategic approach to having a clear long-term strategy and vision for the future of Georgia. We will support the government in ensuring this strategy and behaving effectively. We will contribute to this process with appropriate diagnostic analysis and the provision of tools for its implementation,” Molineus said.