Silk Road Forum to Increase Economic Collaboration

Tbilisi hosts the first Silk Road Forum, opened today by Georgian Prime Minister, Irakli Garibashvili and organized by Georgian government, on the 15th and 16th of October.

The forum invited officials from around 30 countries (China, United Arab Emirates, the US, Turkey, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Armenia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, etc.), as well as representatives of 20 international, financial and donor organizations. More than 700 guests have arrived in Georgia.

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development says “the large-scale international event is being organized in association with the government of the People's Republic of China, by support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).” The Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs are also involved in the organization of the event.

The Silk Road Forum aims at growing Chinese and international investments in Georgia, in general. The government believes the activity will contribute to restoration of the historical silk road, where Georgia will play one of the major roles between East and West.

15 October 2015 17:20