Georgia and Lithuania discuss transportation project "Viking"
It became known that the ports of Georgia and Lithuania have agreed to cooperate. According to "Business-Georgia", it is Georgian port of Batumi - Poti and Lithuanian Klaipeda. The corresponding memorandum of cooperation was signed by leaders of these ports during a recent trip of the Georgian head of economic department of Vera Kobalia to Vilnius. As the Georgian minister said after his visit, the Lithuanian side proposed Georgia to take part in a number of transport projects.
In particular, during a meeting with Lithuanian counterpart Rimantas Zhilis, special attention was paid to attracting Lithuanian investments in the Georgian economy. First of all, it is about a communications and information technologies. The parties also noted the growth of trade turnover between the two countries. Thus, according to last year data, trade turnover between the two countries grew by 31 percent - to $ 36 million.
Further, the Ministers signed the protocol and memorandum of cooperation between the ports of Poti and Klaipeda. The Lithuanian side proposed Georgia to take part in a number of transport projects. The main issue of the discussion was the project "Viking".
The "Viking" is a container train, which carries freight from the Black Sea Ukrainian port of Illichivsk to the Baltic port of Klaipeda. According to plans, the "Viking" can pass through Georgian ports.