Delegation of the European Union to Georgia
Meeting with Jacob Mardell
Jacob Mardell, Freelance Researcher at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin. Tbilisi. Discussing his most recent findings of his research expedition “The China Road” which focuses on the implementation and impact of the Chinese “Belt and Road Initiative” in Eurasia.
Austrian Ambassador to Georgia
Arad Benkö, Austrian Ambassador to Georgia. Tbilisi. Discussing European engagement in supporting Georgia’s potential as tourist destination.
Batumi Sea Port
Beka Gogiberidze and Aziz Kishindba, Batumi Sea Port. Batumi. Discussing the port’s history as first export hub for Caspian oil westwards and the potential of the International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) in the region.
Meeting at Samsun Logistics Centre
Mustafa Akmeşe and Eugemen Alp, Samsun Logistics Centre, Samsun. Discussing Samsun’s favourable location along the New Silk Road as a hub in the Black Sea region and its regional impact.