We shall develop ferry connections between Bulgaria and Georgia

The development of ferry connections between Bulgaria and Georgia was the main topic of the Sixth Meeting of the Bulgarian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The talks were held yesterday and today in Sofia under the chairmanship of the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rossen Jeliazkov and  the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia George Kobulia.

During the meeting, both sides underlined that the existing ferry connection between Varna-Poti/Batumi-Chernomorsk (Illichivsk) was essential for the development of economic and trade relations. Delegations assessed as constructive the joint work regarding the Multilateral Agreement on the development of a new Black Sea - Persian Gulf transport corridor. The project will create opportunities for efficient and reliable freight transport operations between the Middle East and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It will contribute to the utilization of the growing trade potential in both regions and to the servicing of transit traffic from and to the Far East.

During the meeting Minister Rossen Jeliazkov and Minister George Kobulia discussed cooperation between the two countries in the transport sector. They stressed that the full capacity, offered by the ports of both countries, should be used. This will increase multimodal transport operations, which will be a benefit not only for the transport business but also for the economies of Bulgaria and Georgia.

Both Ministers also discussed current issues in the field of information technology and communications. They noted that the good relations established between the two countries in the sector will continue in the future.