Ferry traffic between Georgia and Europe will increase. The Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava summed up the issues discussed at the meeting of the EU Association Council in a conversation with journalists.
According to him, the meeting as a whole was very fruitful, as they discussed important infrastructure projects related to regional security, including ferry traffic between Georgia and Europe in the Black Sea area. «Practically, this is our roadmap for the future direction of the EU-supported economic projects. The Council paid special attention to the so-called Black Sea communications. «The topic of Connectivity is the ferry service between our ports and European ports, in particular, the ports of Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine,» said Natia Turnava.
According to the Minister, the European Union is Georgia’s first trading partner (about 23-24 percent of trade turnover already comes from the EU), which requires more active, regular traffic, primarily ferry traffic. «European friends have pledged their support for more regular flights and more traffic between ports, which will really strengthen our economic and trade relations,» Turnava said.