Last week, the Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, Ambassador Carl Hartzell, visited several projects designed and funded by the EU to strengthen economic development and create jobs in the Georgian region of Imereti.
He also made a stop at Kutaisi Airport to meet with the Georgian border police and discuss current issues relating to visa liberalisation.
In Kutaisi, Ambassador Hartzell also met with representatives of two organisations that work together closely with the EU to contribute towards a more inclusive society in Georgia.
On 8 June, the Ambassador visited the company Madera Georgia, a member of the EU-supported Georgian Furniture Cluster and producer of furniture with 12 years' experience in wood processing. Besides being a successful exporter to the EU, the company is also active in employing young people with disabilities and members of other vulnerable groups.
Moving on to Tskaltubo municipality, Ambassador Hartzell attended the launch event of the new EU-supported rural development project there.
Finally, he opened the Europe Day celebrations in Tskaltubo and awarded the winners of the essay competition "I am European", organised by the regional office of the EU-NATO Information Centre.
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