Prime Minister of Georgia Visits the Dubai International Financial CentrePress Release15 Feb 2010 06:30 am
His Excellency Nikoloz Gilauri, the Prime Minister of Georgia visited the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and held discussions with senior officials there. His Excellency Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Governor of the Dubai International Financial Centre received him at DIFC.
Accompanying the Prime Minister was a high-level Georgian delegation that included Alexander Khetaguri, Minister of Energy; and Ekaterine Meiering–Mikadze, Ambassador of Georgia to GCC
The delegation held discussions on a wide range of economic issues, including opportunities for cooperation between the UAE and Georgia, with senior DIFC officials.
His Excellency Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer said: “The changing global economy has greatly increased the scope for cooperative ties between Georgia and the UAE. Our discussions with the Georgian Prime Minister gave us a chance to explore mutual interests and complementarities between the financial industries of our two countries. Our meeting also gave us an opportunity to share ideas on how both of our countries could contribute to the process of revitalising the global economy.”
Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, CEO of the DIFC Authority said: “As DIFC enters a new phase of development, we seek to reach out to promising new financial markets that offer opportunities for mutual cooperation. We are very keen to explore new linkages with the Georgian financial services industry. The visit of the Georgian Prime Minister gave us a chance to discuss ways of initiating new financial industry ties with Georgia.”
Following the discussions, the Georgian delegation was taken on a tour of the DIFC financial district. The Georgian delegation, headed by the Prime Minister, is on a state visit to the UAE.