EUGBC meeting with Attache for Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic
On November 21, 2013, the EUGBC Secretary General, Ambassador Zviad Chumburidze and Executive Director, Tamar Khuntsaria met with the Attaché for Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Czech Republic Mr. Albert Sido. The meeting was also attended by the EUGBC staff. The EUGBC holds meetings with the economic attaches of European embassies on a regularbasis and today’s meeting with the Czech representative was one of from such series aimed at getting to know each other better and discussing issues of common interest.
During the meeting the Secretary General informed Mr. Sido of the short and long term events EUGBC plans to implement such as “Expo 2014”, Business Conference in a European capital, publications and seminars arranged on a regular basis under the umbrella of EUGBC scope of activities.
The Secretary General also informed the Embassy representative on EUGBC goals to establish “round table” meetings on a regular basis with the participation of economic attaches of the EU member states’ embassies. Mr. Chumburidze stressed that existence of such forum is important for constant exchange of information between EUGBC and EU states embassies. This will also further deepen and promote cooperation at the bilateral level.
EUGBC Executive Director, Tamar Khuntsaria stressed the importance of EUGBC in terms of developing and strengthening trade and business ties between Georgia and EU member states. She also posited that EUGBC is conveniently placed to support current developments in the scope of Association Agreement/DCFTA. The Executive Director underlined that to this end important is that EUGBC deepens bilateral cooperation with the EU member states embassies in Georgia. She also asked Mr Sido to consider the Council’s involvement in the trade missions and business delegations from and to Czech Republic.
On his part Mr. Sido thanked the Secretary General and Executive Director for the meeting and confirmed the important role EUGBC may play in terms of developing and strengthening trade and business ties between Georgia and EU member states. He also discussed Czech business presence in Georgia and the fields Czech companies are involved in. He further underlined the relationship the embassy has with Czech business representatives in Georgia and to what extend the embassy may facilitate the EUGBC and the Czech business relations.
The parties expressed satisfaction with the meeting and agreed to further cooperate in the spheres of mutual interest.