Georgia hopes Ukraine to get visa free regime soon
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has expressed hope that Ukrainian citizens will soon be able to travel to the European Union without visas.
"One of the recent achievements that will come into force tomorrow is the visa free regime approved by the EU for the citizens of Georgia, and we hope that this will help to simplify relations and expand business opportunities between Georgia and the EU. We hope that in the near future a similar opportunity will be open to a friendly, fraternal country for us - Ukraine," he said during the GUAM business forum (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova) in Kyiv on Monday.
The prime minister also said that the Georgian government is carrying out a large number of reforms, in particular, improving the business environment of the state, tax legislation, increasing transparency and inclusiveness in governance, reforming infrastructure and reforming higher education.
According to him, the trade turnover between GUAM member countries is decreasing, and to prevent such dynamics, it is necessary to intensify cooperation between the countries.
Kvirikashvili informed that the growth of Georgia's GDP was 2.7% by the results of 2016.
"According to the forecasts of the World Bank, real GDP growth of Georgia in 2017 will be 5.2%," the prime minister said.