20.11.2017, Tbilisi - On 20 November 2017, Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze held a meetng with the Vice Prime Minister of Serbia and the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Branko Ružić .
The sides spoke about the increasing level of co-operation between the two countries in bilateral, as well as multilateral formats.
The Vice Prime Ministers of the two countries welcomed the signing of the agreement on trade-economic co-operation, which aims to improve trade-economic relations and strengthen co-operation between the business communities of both countries. The sides highlighted the great potential of developing tourism co-operation between Georgia and Serbia and Georgia's important transit role in the region and its potential of doing business. Georgia's investment-friendly environment was also highlighted during the meeting.
Mikheil Janelidze welcomed the preparations for the signing of the agreement on visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports between the Governments of Georgia and the Republic of Serbia.
The Serbian side paid special attention to the success Georgia has achieved in the public administration sector emphasizing the importance of sharing Georgia's experience in the open government partnership. The sides noted that co-operation in this area could be further facilitated by a memorandum of co-operation between the Ministry of Justcie of Georgia and the Ministry of Public Administrationand Local Self-Government of Serbia.