01 March 2021,   16:35
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Maia Tskitishvili and Davit Zalkaliani to will be vice-premieres

During today’s Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister endorsed Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure Maya Tskitishvili to the Office of FirstVice Prime Minister in charge of the economic direction.


According to Giorgi Gakharia, one of the key directions of the Georgian Government’s action plan is the country"s economic empowerment and post-COVID economic recovery, along with continuous structural reforms in the country’s economy and macroeconomic stability as crucially important aspects of European integration.


“Today, we are forced to fight in different direction and on multiple fronts, notably the pandemic, global recession. The Georgian Government’s action plan features clearly singled out priorities, such as the country’s further democratization, economic empowerment, de-occupation, and European integration. But our key goal in achieving European integration aims at continuous structural reforms in the country’s economy and macroeconomic stability as crucially important aspects, also all economic reforms and their effectiveness growing extremely important in the next few years. To overcome the global economic crisis, and to make sure that the country is economically ready to apply for full EU membership in 2024, it is necessary to ensure coordinated work in this direction, which is why present to you Maya Tskitishvili, Georgia’s First Vice Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs”, - said the Prime Minister.


Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani will also serve as the Cabinet’s Vice Prime Minister. According to Giorgi Gakharia, the Georgian Government prioritizes the country"s de-occupation and European integration, and foreign relations are growing increasingly important in light of regional developments.


“It is critically important for us to respond to occupation, to ensure the country"s further integration into international organizations, and-above all else-we must be ready in 2024 to apply for full EU membership; also, the country"s further NATO integration and, of course, response to occupation and regional developments. That is why, given that deeper bilateral relations with our partners are also vitally important, it only makes sense that Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani will also serve as the Cabinet’s Vice Prime Minister. Given the magnitude of responsibility coming with membership of the Georgian Government, it is a double responsibility to serve as Vice Prime Minister. And I am confident that you will rise to the challenge, and your work will prove successful”, - Giorgi Gakharia emphasized.

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