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David Zalkaliani has highlighted the importance of European investments for the development of the region at a meeting with representatives of financial institutions

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani participated in the meeting held by European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and representatives of EBRD and EIB with the foreign ministers of the EaP countries. 
 
Discussions focused on the investment environment in the EaP countries and the need of providing Georgia with the support of European financial institutions.
 
The Georgian delegation highlighted the importance of the European Union’s financial and technical support for Georgia’s EU integration, including towards the effective implementation of the DCFTA.
 
Special mention was taken of the importance of implementing the European Commission’s Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Investment Action Plan.
The sides underlined the EBRD’s role in developing priority areas of Georgian economy, including small and medium-sized business. Positive appraisal was given to the projects being implemented in Georgia through the support of EBRD and to its strategy with respect to Georgia, which is designed to promote economic growth and creation of new job places in the country.
 
The Minister highlighted the government’s vision of education as an essential component of sustainable and stabile development of the country. Conversations also included Georgia’s investment and tourist potential.
 
David Zalkaliani also underlined the importance of European Institutions’ active involvement and of European investments, in general, for the effective implementation of Georgia’s EU integration goals, as well as for the development of the region.