Matthew Murray, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa from the U.S. Department of Commerce, is leading a U.S. trade mission with representatives of 9 American companies to Georgia March 11-13, 2015. During his visit, Deputy Assistant Secretary Murray will meet with President Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Garibashvili, Foreign Minister Beruchashvili, and Minister of Economy Kvirikashvili. He will also meet officials from Sakpatenti, Georgia’s National Intellectual Property Center, Georgian Railway, and representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia. On March 12, Deputy Assistant Secretary Murray will deliver remarks at the Atlantic Council of Georgia.
Meanwhile, representatives of the U.S. firms will hold business-to-business (B2B) meetings with local Georgian enterprises to explore commercial partnerships. The purpose of the trade mission is to help U.S. firms identify business opportunities in Georgia, deepen U.S.-Georgia trade and investment, and promote integration of neighboring economies to contribute toward a prosperous, stable, and secure region.