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Kyrgyzstan's PM interested in Georgia's experience in tourism reforming

The Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev got acquainted with Georgia’s experience in reforming the tourism industry and the pension system. He met with the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Ekaterine Mikabadze.

According to her, tourism is an important component of the country’s economy. About 7.9 million foreign tourists have visited Georgia in 2017. Revenue from the industry amounted to $ 2.7 billion. The development of tourism was facilitated by a new policy, the simplification of the visa regime, the implementation of the Open Skies policy and the improvement of airport infrastructure.

In addition, the good position of Georgia in authoritative international ratings contributes to the positive investment and tourism image of the country. Ekaterine Mekabadze told that in the near future the country planned to put in place a new pension system, which provides for the accumulation of money for pension from the salary.

A pension account will be opened for every resident of Georgia. The employee himself or herself, employer and the state will transfer two percent of a fixed monthly salary to the account.

Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev noted that for the first time the delegation of Kyrgyzstan, headed by the Prime Minister, arrived in Georgia to get acquainted with the reforms experience.