Tbilisi hosts Silk Road Forum

 Tbilisi hosts Silk Road Forum

Georgia's capital Tbilisi is hosting the second Silk Road Forum. On November 28-29, government representatives and business leaders from more than 60 countries and more than 500 foreign companies are participating in two-day forum.

The forum, titled 'Belt and Road' opened today with a welcome speech by Georgia's Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who highlighted Georgia’s strategically important location on the crossroads of East and West and its role as a connecting link of cultures and economies.

"The Government of Georgia will not spare efforts to provide a new push to diversify transport routes as well as enhance their efficiency within the "Silk Road", as well as implementing projects that will strengthen the economic and civilisation links between Europe and Asia,"  Kvirikashvili promised forum participants.

In his speech, Kvirikashvili once again confirmed that Georgia is ready to contribute to the development of the New Silk Road, Agenda.ge reported.

The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum aims to establish a platform for an annual high level meeting where regional partners could get together and explore opportunities, align visions and enhance bilateral partnerships in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.

The Tbilisi Silk Road Forum is a joint effort by the Georgian and Chinese governments and the Asian Development Bank to promote the sharing of ideas, experiences and expertise along the revived Silk Road and beyond.