There will be two vice-prime ministers in the Georgian government. As the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia stated at today's government sitting, Maia Tskitishvili will be the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Davit Zalkaliani for Foreign Relations and De-Occupation.
Giorgi Gakharia wished success to Maia Tskitishvili and Davit Zalkaliani.
"The action plan of the Government of Georgia outlines the priorities - further democratization of the country, economic strengthening, de-occupation, integration. Structural reforms in the economy are ongoing to achieve European integration, and maintaining macroeconomic stability is critical. In the coming years, the effectiveness of all economic reforms will be crucial to overcoming the global economic crisis, and Georgia to be ready for full membership in the European Union by 2024," Gakharia said.
As for Davit Zalkaliani, according to Giorgi Gakharia, further de-occupation and integration of the country will be a priority for Georgia.
"In this regard, international relations are more important. It is critical for us to respond to the occupation, the country's further integration into international organizations, apply for full EU membership by 2024, as well as further integrate into NATO. It is important to deepen bilateral cooperation and relations with our strategic partners," the Prime Minister noted.
Tskitishvili has previously held this position in the government, while Zalkaliani has replaced Tea Tsulukiani, who is currently a member of parliament.