Presidents of Georgia, Austria agree on active cooperation to develop safe tourism strategy 

01.05.20 15:15

President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili has made a video call with President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen.


According to the Georgian President's Administration, during the conversation, the Presidents expressed hope that due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus, the postponed visit of the President of Georgia to Austria will be held after the end of the pandemic.


The two Presidents spoke about the difficulties caused by the spread of coronavirus in Georgia and Austria and the plans to reopen the economy. It was noted that the pandemic has created challenges in both countries’ tourism sector, which has a negative impact on their economies.


"The President of Austria was interested in the directions of tourism in Georgia and the development potential of the sector. The President of Georgia provided her Austrian counterpart with detailed information on the directions of tourism in Georgia and its opportunities.


The Presidents agreed that Georgia and Austria will actively cooperate in creating a safe tourism strategy, which will contribute to the development and more active development of the tourism sector in the post-crisis period.


The conversation focused on the new world order after the crisis and the role of Georgia as a trade and transport hub during the post-crisis period.


The Presidents also spoke about Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration process. As the President of Georgia noted, the severe crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic will not hinder the development of the European Union and Georgia's only way is European integration.


According to the President of Georgia, in the light of the international solidarity, the process of “borderization” at the occupation line in Georgia continues, and in the humanitarian situation in the occupied regions of the country remains grave," Georgian President’s Administration said.

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