Chairman of Ajara AR Government meets with Czech Republic's Ambassador
The Chairman of Ajara AR Government Zurab Pataradze met with the Ambassador of Czech Republic to Georgia Tomas Pernicky. The Deputy Ambassador Irzhi Pretslik also attended the introductory meeting.
The Ambassador of Czech Republic congratulated the Chairman on visa liberalization and wished success on the way to Euro integration. In addition to Georgia’s Euro Atlantic and European integration, the sides also discussed bilateral relations between Ajara and Czech republics.
The Chairman of Ajara AR Government Zurab Pataradze presented the region’s investment and tourism potential to the guests. As the Ambassador said, Czech companies are interested in Georgian market. In particular, investing in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. Business meetings and forums were planned to promote communication and cooperation. Number of tourists has been grown during last three years from Czech Republic that was facilitated by direct flights. Karlovy Vary and Batumi linking issue was also discussed.
‘Georgia attaches great importance to its relations with the Czech Republic. We appreciate its policy towards Georgia, In particular, support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty. In this regards, it should be noted that a few ago the European Parliament supported Georgia’s visa liberalization, that is very important step forward to the European integration’, - Zurab Pataradze said.
Prospects of future cooperation in humanitarian, educational and cultural fields were also discussed at the meeting. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University is in active cooperation with Masaryk University of Czech. Several exchange programs of teachers and students were implemented. Implementation of joint projects will continue as well as cooperation will be deepened, as it was said at the meeting.