On the second day of the Chancellor’s visit to Tbilisi the participants of the accompanying high-ranking business delegation had discussions with the Deputy Minister of Economy of Georgia Mr. Giorgi Cherkezishvili and Enterprise Georgia, as well as with representatives of the business community such as DWV about the economic situation and future business opportunities in Georgia.
Deutsche Bahn and Georgian Railway, whose heads attended the round table, recently concluded a framework agreement which illustrates the already existing positive relationship. Concerning the topic of education the discussions included interesting German offers to Georgia not only regarding the content-related design of vocational training but also with respect to the increasing digitization of formation. Other topics in this context of a steadily increasing “technologization” were products for identification and labelling by delegation members Giesecke & Devrient und Caisley International who are amongst the global leaders within their segments. Highlighting the positive impacts of the DCFTA with the EU for Georgia there was an urge to proceed with the implementation of quality standards in order to protect Georgian recipients and consumers.
Many questions were answered in informal talks at the roundtable. E.g., DWV board member Giorgi Batlidze from BLC Law followed up on his presentation at the networking of DWV members with the business delegation at the previous day. After the round table, the participants visited the site of DWV member Knauf where a best practice of a combination of a production facility with a training center was shown.