TBILISI, DFWatch — Philanthropist George Soros on Saturday visited Georgia and met with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
George Soros’ visit will last for two days ending December 2. Ketevan Kutsishvili, Chair of Open Society Georgia Foundation, which was founded by Soros, stated that the visit was unofficial as he wants to meet with the chairs of the fund.
The Hungarian investor was key in helping bring about the peaceful change of power in 2003 known as the rose revolution which ushered in a wave of democratic reforms and helped establish Georgia as a leading country among former Soviet republics in terms of democracy.
Soros is also interested in Georgia’s new political reality and what will be the function of his fund in the next few years.
Saturday afternoon, the guest met with Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili at his business center. They discussed the issue of developing the investment climate in Georgia.
Davit Usupashvili, Speaker of Parliament, also attended the meeting.
At the meeting it was decided to meet with representatives of the world’s business circles, within the frames of the upcoming economic forum in Davos, which the Prime Minister will attend.