Ukrainian vice Prime Minister Shows Interest in Economic Liberalization and Police Reform in Georgia

Sergey Tigipko, vice prime minster of Ukraine, who is visiting Tbilisi, has showed interest in economic liberalization, police system and counter-corruption reforms in Georgia.

Following his meeting with Finance Minister Kakha Baindurashvili on July 15 Tigipko noted Ukraine carefully oversees the ongoing reforms in Georgia and will try to assimilate the successful experience of Georgia.

Grigol Katamadze, Georgia’s ambassador to Ukraine, told reporters the visit of Tigipko to Georgia is of crucial importance because of large-scale media coverage and this a good precondition of drawing interest of Ukrainian businessmen towards Georgia.

Moreover, Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov is expected to visit Georgia in September 2010 too, Katamadze noted.

On July 16 Tigipko will meet with the Georgian Prime Minister, the parliament’s chairman, the president of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) and the business sector representatives.

On July 17 the Ukrainian guests will arrive in Batumi and Mtskheta.