On July 9-11, 2017 the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) hosted the delegation of Shanghai Institutes of International Studies (SIIS).
In the framework of the official visit to Georgia, the members of the delegation met with David Zalkaliani, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ketevan Vashakidze, the Head of Transport and Logistics Development Policy Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia as well as with the representatives of non-governmental organizations: Georgia’s Reforms Associates (GRASS) and Atlantic Council of Georgia.
During the visit, the Rondeli Foundation organized the roundtable discussion “Economic Belt of the Silk Road: New Perspectives for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation” with participation of Georgian experts. The event was opened by Ekaterine Metreveli, the President of the Rondeli Foundation. The presentation was delivered by Yang Jian, the Vice-President of SIIS. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Vladimer Papava, the Director of the Center for Applied Economic Studies at the Rondeli Foundation.
The speakers emphasized the advantages of Economic Belt of the Silk Road mainly in the aspect of ensuring the security and economic development in the South Caucasus region on global and local levels. The speakers also discussed the future prospects of the development of cooperation between China and Georgia in the areas of economy, education and science.
At the end of the meeting a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations was signed by Eka Metreveli (President, Rondeli Foundation) and Chen Dongxiao (President, SIIS).
The visit of the SIIS delegation to Georgia was organized by the Rondeli Foundation.