As a result of several-year efforts, Georgia became
an exemplary country for other countries in the region and that is why it is a
key partner of the Netherlands and the European Union, - Prime Minister of
the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, said at a joint briefing after
meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.
According to the Georgian Prime Minister's press office, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands called the visit of the Georgian Prime Minister historic and noted that it was a confirmation of the high level relations between the two countries.
“Your visit is truly historic, as we are hosting the Prime Minister of Georgia for the first time in the format of a bilateral visit to the Netherlands. Your visit is a proof that the relationship between our countries has never been at such a high level. This is especially true in our trade relations. The Netherlands is one of Georgia's largest trade partners, while we are on the second place in terms of investments.
We absolutely believe in the future of your country. We believe in the solid macroeconomic stability of your country, the growth of its economy and its reforms. We are confident that stability will provide opportunities to further develop our trade relations in the coming years, including in the agrarian sector,” the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands said.
According to Mark Rutte, the Kingdom of the Netherlands has been sending agrarian trade missions to Georgia for five years and is ready to share experience with Georgia in various areas in the future too, if needed.
Mark Rutte also highlighted the positive trend of tourism growth, noting that the above was promoted by the Dutch television programme shot in Georgia, which is popular in the Netherlands.
“It is obvious that we search and find each other in many areas,” Mark Rutte said.