TBILISI — The central and regional authorities of Armenia and Georgia, non-governmental organisations, expert, media and business circles of both countries gathered for a conference in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to discuss the promotion of cross-border territorial cooperation and economic potential of the Kvemo Kartli region in Georgia and Tavush region in Armenia. The event, organised by the EU-funded Cross-Border Economic Development (CED) project implemented in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programme (EaPTC).

CED is aimed at improving the living conditions of the bordering communities in the Kvemo Kartli and Tavush regions and strengthening their cross-border potential, primarily in the field of agriculture. Also, the project is about to publish “Guidelines for starting business in Armenia and Georgia” in order to provide assistance for potential business partners in the neighbouring regions in such areasas registration, taxation and licenses, among others.

The EaPTC Programme aims to promote and strengthen cross-border cooperation between regional and local state authorities, communities and civil society organisations in the development of joint solutions to common social and economic development challenges in the participating border regions. (EU Neighbourhood Info)

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