Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán.
The close partnership between Georgia and Hungary was discussed at the face-to-face meeting, which took place within the framework of the official visit of Viktor Orbán to Georgia. As the head of the government noted, cooperation between the countries has moved to a new stage through joint efforts, which includes regular exchange of visits and expansion of sectoral ties.
The Administration of the Government of Georgia reports that the parties discussed the prospects of deepening fruitful cooperation in various fields.
The Prime Minister claimed that the holding of the intergovernmental summit in Georgia is part of the practical implementation of the declaration on strategic partnership between Georgia and Hungary signed in Budapest.
Speaking about European integration, Irakli Garibashvili noted that Georgia irreversibly follows the European path. He reviewed the steps taken by the Georgian government on this path.
Garibashvili noted that the government ensured an open, transparent and inclusive process for the implementation of the 12 priorities, and at the end of the year the country is waiting for a fair and merit-based decision from the European Union. The Prime Minister thanked Viktor Orbán for his firm support of our country’s European integration and noted that Georgia appreciates the steadfast support of our friend Hungary on this path.
The parties summarized the progress achieved in the direction of economic cooperation between the countries. It was noted that in 2023, the trade turnover has been increased by 21% and amounts to 46.62 million dollars. As the head of the government noted, Georgia and Hungary have a great potential for economic cooperation and it is important to fully utilize the existing opportunities. He stated that Georgia is interested in attracting investments in sectors such as renewable energy, logistics, tourism, etc.
Irakli Garibashvili and Viktor Orbán discussed the dynamics of the Black Sea submarine electric cable project connecting the Caucasus region and Europe. The Prime Minister noted that the implementation of flagship projects initiated by Georgia is vital for realizing the full potential of energy and achieving common goals in the direction of energy security.