Georgia launches electricity exports to Europe

Georgia has begun to export electricity to Eastern Europe, reports. Electricity exports are being carried out through Turkey.

"Georgia plays an important role in development of energy policy in Europe, and this have been fixed today - Georgia is an exporter of electricity to the EU," Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri said in an interview.

This will give Georgia an additional function, since the country has a real potential to become a part of the energy supply of Europe. Thus, Georgia will move to a completely different stage in relations with Europe, Gilauri noted.

"The EU has already identified four countries (electricity exporters) - Spain for Western Europe, Switzerland for Central Europe, Norway for Northern Europe and Georgia for Eastern Europe," Gilauri added.