Kvirikashvili praises progress achieved with help of EU

Kvirikashvili praises progress achieved with help of EU

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has summarized the achievements of the first phase of the European neighborhood programme for agriculture and rural development (ENPARD), covering 2014-2017.

Kvirikashvili said that through the program, residents of rural Georgian areas have received "direct support from the EU.”

"Such programs are signals of trust from our partners,” Kvirikashvili stated and highlighted the importance of ENPARD for implementing Georgia’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area deal with the EU.

"ENPARD allocated €77.5 million for its third phase, while the total amount of the entire three-phase support amounted to 180 million euro," Agenda.ge cited Kvirikashvili as saying.

"The support is of huge importance for our country," he added.

Kvirikashvili stressed that since 2013, ENPARD has been actively supported Georgian agriculture and its financial contribution made the agricultural sector reform possible.