Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met with representatives of the Business Association of Georgia (BAG) who are working on macroeconomic issues on Wednesday.
The meeting held at the Government Administration focused on macroeconomic issues and challenges faced by businesses during the pandemic. The problems experienced by the private sector and the impact of COVID-19 on the economy of the country were also discussed.
The specific vision was in the focus of the conversation towards overcoming the crisis. It was stressed that it is important to intensify vaccination in this process in order to set the business and economy in motion in real terms.
Prime Minister Garibashvili reaffirmed his support for businesses, along with a readiness to work closely with them. He stated that it is his “priority to have as few barriers to the performance of the private sector as possible, both at the central and regional levels, because business plays a special role in the development of the economy, employment, and real advancement.”
The meeting focused on the 10-Year Development Plan of the country, which is being developed under the initiative and leadership of the Prime Minister of Georgia, along with the importance of active involvement of businesses in this process. The Head of Government of Georgia expressed readiness to continue interaction in the format of work groups with various representatives of the businesses, inter alia for the incorporation of their vision and suggestions in the 10-Year Development Plan.
The meeting was attended by members of the Business Association of Georgia (BAG), representatives of the financial sector, and think-tanks operating in the country.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze