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The News in Brief

Tuesday, August 27
By Nika Gamtsemlidze

President Salome Zourabichvili to pay official visit to France

President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili will pay an official visit to France on August 26-31, the President’s Press Office announced.

As part of the visit, she will hold high-level meetings with the representatives of the government of France. Also, the president of Georgia will participate in the conference of the French Enterprise Movement – MEDEF International.

Every year, MEDEF International organises a number of delegations of French business leaders with tangible projects to targeted countries, especially developing countries.

Also, Zourabichvili will visit Poland on August 31. Within the framework of the visit to Poland, from August 31 to September 2, the President will participate in the special event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. She will be meeting with the representatives of the Government of Poland.

PM Mamuka Bakhtadze meets with Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus

While visiting Belarus, the Prime Minister of Georgia, Mamuka Bakhtadze, met with the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.

According to the official information of the PM’s press office, discussions were related to the relationship between the two countries. The positive trend of bilateral cooperation was in focus. It was noted that the intensity of high-level visits between the countries is a manifest of truly close bilateral cooperation.

Special attention was paid to the prospects of deepening economic relations between the countries. It was noted that trade volumes between Georgia and Belarus are increasing annually and current trend also evidences that particularly positive will be the trade indicators this year.

Support of Belarus towards territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia was underlined by the host country. Parties also discussed the sectoral cooperation between Georgia and Belarus, which include: economic links, tourism, transport, information technologies, agriculture, arts, and culture.