delegation of the United States embassy in Georgia and the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) met with the heads of
government of Abkhazia.
Deputy Head of the
Political and Economic Section of the embassy Robert Keen and Director
of USAID Energy and Environment Department John Hansen met with the
Minister of Economy of Abkhazia Christina Ozgan.
According to the
Minister, the meeting discussed the economic situation in the country.
"Guests are interested in the rate of economic development, the priority
sectors of the economy," said Christina Ozgan.
"We would like to
emphasize that the dynamic development of the economy of Abkhazia
continues in spite of acting economic sanctions against our country,
which have not yet been lifted," said Minister of Economy.
Christina Ozgan stressed
that the dynamics of the investment market allows to speak of a serious
leap forward in the development of industries such as tourism and
emphasized that the growth of the tourism market over the past year was
40%, the highest figure for the entire period of time since the end of
the war of 1992-1993.