During a trip to Tbilisi and meeting with his Georgian counterpart, the Japanese Foreign Minister agreed to allocate a loan of $ 343 million from Tokyo to build the main East-West main Georgian road along the Azerbaijani-Azerbaijani border to the Turkish border at 392 km Signed.
In a press briefing on the necessity of expanding cooperation between the two countries, Turo Kuno, who arrived in Tbilisi on Monday for a three-day visit, said during a news conference that Georgian authorities had met with development officials We examined the relations between the two countries.
The East-West Railway project is being funded by the European Investment Bank, the International Gaming and Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Japan International Cooperation Institute (JICA) and the China Development Bank, and the Georgian government has planned it. The construction work will be completed by the end of 2020.
The Japanese Foreign Minister also announced that the Japanese government has decided to provide visa facilitation for Georgian citizens.
Diplomatic relations between Japan and Georgia have been in place since 1992, and now citizens of Japan can travel to Georgia without a visa and stay for one year.
Citizens of Georgia must receive a visa to travel to Japan and submit an invitation to travel to Japan to the Consulate of Japan in Tbilisi.
This is Japan’s first trip to Georgia after the country’s independence in 1991.
The Japanese Foreign Minister also met with Georgian President and Prime Minister David Zalcalliani on his visit.