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The Chairman of EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Georgia

On 27th of June 2012, the Chairman of EUGBC Board and EUGBC Secretary General met with the Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy in Georgia, Mr. Douglas McMillan.

The meeting was hosted by the British Embassy in Tbilisi.At the meeting, Secretary General introduced to the Deputy Ambassador Mr. Emmanuel Haton, new Chairman of EUGBC Board. He also briefed Mr. McMillanon the activities of EUGBC with respect to promoting trade and economic relations between EU and Georgia. Secretary General stressed that developing bilateral relations with EU member states is very important. Therefore, for EUGBC it is crucial to maintain close contacts with the British Embassy in Tbilisi and exchange information on a regular basis.

In addition, Mr. Zaldastanishvili informed the Deputy Ambassador on EUGBC initiative of setting up a Working Group on DCFTA to ensure business representation in the negotiation process.

Douglas McMillan underlined the importance of EUGBC operation in Europe and in Georgia. He also stressed that creation of a business driven DCFTA Working Group is vital for voicing businesses’ interests and opinions in the negotiation process with the EU on the future free trade area. Deputy Ambassador thereby underlined importance of DCFTA for Georgia, its potential to impact positive developments in various sectors of economy, namely agriculture, which is of a high importance for the growth of Georgia’s export potential.

The parties to the meeting agreed on a continuous cooperation.