Groisman saw the prerequisites for the growth of trade turnover between Ukraine and Georgia

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at the meeting with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili said about the possibility of increasing bilateral trade turnover doubled to 1 billion dollars per year.

«Begin an official visit to Georgia meeting with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Kvirikashvili. We have a lot of «common denominators» — primarily in economic cooperation. One of them is the understanding of our transit potential. We also agree on the need to strengthen cooperation in agriculture, energy, tourism, share experience of reforms. We can increase our turnover up to $ 1 billion a year from the current nearly $ 500 million», — wrote the Prime Minister on Monday on Twitter.

Groisman is in Georgia on a two-day official visit. Earlier he said that the government delegation during the visit to Georgia will hold meetings at the highest level, to discuss economic issues.

As reported later, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Groysman at the meeting stressed that a combination of geographical and transport opportunities in Kiev and Tbilisi can and should be an important component of the international initiative «New silk road». According to the Cabinet, agreed with the head of the government of Georgia. «New silk road is impossible without Ukraine. You have access to the European Union, we have — in China, which operates the duty-free regime,» — said the Georgian Prime Minister.

In this context, Groysman reminded that in September of this year in Odessa, a Memorandum was signed on cooperation between «Ukrzaliznytsya», the «Georgian railway» LLC and CJSC «Azerbaijan Railways», which will contribute to the development of rail routes through the Caucasus towards Ukraine and the European Union and in the opposite direction.

«We have preliminary agreements about creation of joint transport of structures of tariff policy. It is necessary to accelerate this process. I am confident that our negotiations will give an additional impetus to this process», — said Groisman.

He also proposed the Georgian side to consider the possibility of attracting Ukrainian companies to infrastructure projects in the framework of the project «New silk road».