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Over 1.6 million Georgians live abroad2010-02-25 11:55
Over 1.6 mln Georgians live outside Georgia, reported Mirza Davitaya, the State Minister for Diaspora Issues, at the joint sitting of the parliamentary committees for relations with compatriots abroad; for foreign relations; and for issues of education, science, culture and sports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He added that Georgians, residing in Azerbaijan and Turkey, were not included in the figure. Only 1 008 207 compatriots, residing abroad, are registered officially - Georgia Times correspondent.
According to Mirza Davitaya, in 2010 the priority for his agency will be luring diaspora's investments in the country's economy, working out special projects for diaspora representatives and popularizing these projects. Among them: projects of supporting folc ensembles, cultural heritage, Sunday schools, TV for representatives of Georgian diaspora.