PM HARRIS MEETS GEORGIA’S PM

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TBILISI, GEORGIA, NOVEMBER 4th, 2016 — Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris met today, Thursday, November 3rd, with Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili of Georgia to advance the cause of St. Kitts and Nevis.

The Georgian leader warmly received the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, and they exchanged pleasantries before Prime Minister Kvirikashvili introduced Dr. Harris to his Minister of Finance, Nodar Khaduri, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikheil Janelidze.

The two leaders explored areas of collaboration between both countries. Areas of interest include education and training in a range of subjects such as engineering, medicine and maritime studies, as well as support in the development of information and communications technology (ICT) platforms. Georgia, which has an emerging free market economy, has developed an excellent e-government platform that provides a one-stop shop featuring over 400 services.

The leaders also discussed sustainable development goals; the workings of the Association Agreement between the European Union (EU) and Georgia, which fully entered into force on July 1st, 2016; reforms made and being carried out by Prime Minister Harris’ Team Unity government and Prime Minister Kvirikashvili’s Georgian Dream government, and Russia-Georgia relations. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Kvirikashvili pledged to further strengthen economic and cultural ties with Russia.

Ms. Heidi-Lynn Sutton, Regulator in the Nevis Island Administration, supported Prime Minister Harris at the meeting.