Zimbabwe and the Republic of Georgia are ready to strengthen their bilateral relations through trade and economic cooperation.

This was revealed by Vice President Kembo Mohadi and the visiting envoy of the Republic of Georgia, Mr Beka Dvali, who is also ambassador of his country to 12 SADC countries including Zimbabwe.

The Georgian economy is an emerging free market following years of war, and it has continued to improve from the doldrums of 2003 to a relatively well functioning market economy in the last four years.

In 2007, the World Bank named it as the world’s number one economic reformer and has consistently ranked top on the ease of doing business index, 9th in 2018.

Emerging from the meeting, Vice President Mohadi said the two sides discussed potential areas of cooperation as Zimbabwe forges ahead with its efforts for economic revival and attracting foreign direct investment to modernise the country.

“We looked into areas of trade and bilateral cooperation between the countries and how they can strengthen them through business,” he said. …….

Mr Dvali said his country is keen to partner Zimbabwe in tourism and value addition sectors.

The main industries in Georgia are manufacturing of food, beverages, tobacco and electricity and gas supplies.