Prime Minister of Georgia Nika Gilauri called opening of the Russian market for Georgian goods among the government's priorities for next 4-5 years. This statement was made during the annual conference of the European Foundation in Tbilisi.
Gilauri also said that during this period the main directions of the government's activity will be joining NATO and signing a free trade agreement with the United States.
He stressed that after the 2009-2011 crisis Georgia began to build its economy.
"Of course, the loss of the Russian market and the global financial crisis damaged our economy, but we were able to get out of it quickly and with minimal losses," Gilauri said.
He said after 2004 Georgia has confirmed that it is a pro-Western and democratic country that has achieved "great success in reforms, especially in the economic sphere".
"We already invite other countries' leaders and acquaint them with our achievements, and they are willing to adopt them," Gilauri said in his speech.
The conference is attended by 300 delegates from 30 countries worldwide.