Political Luncheon with H.E. Nika Gilauri

Berlin, November 14, 2011

Nika Gilauri, Georgian Prime Minister met in Berlin with members of parliament, representatives from various federal ministries, government agencies and selected think tanks to discuss the political and economic developments in Georgia.

Georgia's economic and political reform efforts since 2004 were highlighted at the beginning of the discussion. Participants noted the positive developments in Georgian economic developments, in particular, its reforms to combat corruption and to create a conducive environment for foreign investments.

Also discussed were the Georgian government's efforts to integrate Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as well as Georgian-Russian relations in light of Georgia’s support for Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In addition, the discussion highlighted the issue of energy security in the South Caucasus region, and the role Georgia could play as a mediator among the post-Soviet states in the region.

Körber Foundation regularly invites a small circle of high-ranking actors within Berlin’s foreign policy community to its Political Background Discussions. As in the Bergedorf Round Tables, the discussions take place shielded from the public, so as to enable a confidential, frank, and constructive exchange.

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