By Jamila Babayeva
Georgia intends to intensify cooperation with New Zealand, as it is an example of a country that follows the path of democratic development.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili made the remark at the meeting with New Zealand's ambassador Taha Macpherson on April 11, the prime minister's press office reported.
He stressed that Georgia regards New Zealand as one of its partners not only in the region but also globally.
At the meeting, it was announced that New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully will pay a visit to Georgia.
The sides emphasized the importance of creating parliamentary friendship groups in the two countries' parliaments that will enable the intensification of the inter-parliamentary cooperation between Georgia and New Zealand.
The sides also touched upon the intensification of the economic cooperation.
Garibashvili stated that Georgia offers a favorable environment to investors for implementing projects in the sphere of energy, tourism, industry and agriculture.
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and New Zealand were established in 1992.