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Georgian PM discusses cooperation, future plans with Saudi Tourism Minister

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday met Ahmed Al Khateeb, the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, to discuss cooperation and define future plans.

The Government Administration cited Garibashvili as saying tourism was a “rapidly growing” sector of the Georgian economy, while Saudi Arabia was a “strategic and attractive market” for Georgia.

At the meeting Garibashvili welcomed Saudi initiatives towards principles of sustainable tourism, innovations and education.

The Georgian PM expressed his gratitude towards the Saudi Government for granting an opportunity of travel with digital visas to the citizens of Georgia, noting the move would facilitate an increased flow of tourists between the two countries.

The Administration said prospects of future cooperation were also discussed at the meeting in the areas of renewable energy, real estate and logistic hubs.