Georgian economy ministry refutes Armenian media outlets’ information


Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development has refuted the information disseminated by Armenian media about the possible sale of the Batumi Sea Port, “” reports referring to “Georgia Online”.

“The information disseminated by the Armenian media is false”, the ministry said. “The Batumi Oil Terminal company rented the Batumi Sea Port for a period of 49 years with the right to manage it”.

Armenia wants to buy the Georgian port of Batumi


There are interested circles in Armenia,  in buying the port of Batumi, which Georgia is preparing to sell for $ 600 million. This is reported by the Armenian newspaper “Jamanak Daily” (“Time”).

According to the newspaper, various circles in Armenia are trying to organize a fundraiser to buy the port. This would allow the unimpeded delivery of goods in the country.

Georgia launches a new business project in Baku

Tamilla Mammadova /

An office of the largest construction-development holding in Georgia, ORBI Group, was opened in Baku on Dec.5, Trend reports.

The event was organized by the CEO of the company Irakli Khvedelidze.

“Our group’s new office was opened in Baku and this is the 56th office of our company abroad. And today, representing Georgian business here, we hope that it will become a bridge for further development of relations with Azerbaijani business”, Khvedelidze noted.

Vladyslav Krykliy - Ukrainian minister of infrastructure: Capabilities of TRACECA transport corridor should be expanded

Anastasia Savchenko /

The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.

Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), reports on December 6-th, 2019.

Azerbaijan has almost halved cigarette imports from Georgia


In the period January - October 2019, Azerbaijan imported 1 705 038 boxes (1000 pieces in each box) of Georgia cigarettes and tobacco, worth a total of $ 29.826 million.

According to the Georgian Bureau of “Report”, this is indicated by the data of the National Statistical Office of Georgia.

An annual comparison of the volumes of cigarettes and tobacco, imported into Azerbaijan from Georgia shows that imports decreased by 3 158 882 boxes or by 85.3%.

Construction of TAP,s Greek section completed

Leman Zeynalova,

The construction of the Greek section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, Trend reports citing Greek media outlets.

Reportedly, TAP will begin operating on a trial basis as early as this December.
“It is expected that it will start bringing natural gas to Greece, Italy, and Albania at some point next year. 

Georgia to send observers to Azebaijan


The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Georgia will send representatives to Azerbaijan to monitor the municipal elections to be held on December 23, Ana Mikeladze, Spokesperson of the Georgian Centralen Election Commission (CEC) told Georgian bureau of “Report”.

According to her, the Central Election Commission of Georgia has already received an invitation from the CEC of Azerbaijan:

Georgia refused Kadyrov to build the way “Itum-Kale – Shatili”


Georgian Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia - Zurab Abashidze, has said that the opening of a road linking the Chechen village of Itum-Kale and the Georgian Shatili is not planned. Moreover, such a question has never been discussed, reports, citing

Abashidze thus commented on the call of the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to open the road between the two villages, mentioned above.

The “Khachapuri Index” - the Georgian analogue of the “Big Mac Index”, reached a historic high level in October


The “Khachapuri Index”, the Georgian analogue of the “Big Mac Index”, which is unofficially used as an indicator of exchange rates in different countries, reached a historic high level in October.

This fact was reported on the webside of the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University.

The index started to rise in May 2019, and in October it made a "big jump" - the cost of cooking khachapuri reached 3.9 lari (about 2.23 leva) and increased by 8.6% for the year.

EU Special Representative – Toivo Klaar will visit Azerbaijan


EU Special Representative for he South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia – Toivo Klaar will visit Azerbaijan.

According to the Azerbaijan Press Agency, following information from the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Klaar will arrive on October 30, 2019.

During the visit, which will take place on October 30 and 31, Toivo Klaar will hold a series of meetings with Azerbaijani officials.