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Prepared by Diana Dundua
Wednesday, February 13

“Georgia to take part in international tourist exhibition in Berlin”

Akhali Taoba reports that Georgia will be represented in an international tourism exhibit scheduled for March 5–9 in Berlin.

According to the Tourism Department, around ten Georgian tourist companies are lining up a presence for the event.

Georgian companies are expected to take part in a total of nine tourism exhibitions this year.

As a result of a concerted effort from the Georgian tourism industry, the newspaper cites the Tourism Department in saying, the numbers of foreign visitors to Georgia has increased year-over-year.

“Georgia and Armenia to cooperate on customs issues”

Parliament is set to ratify an agreement on smoothing customs administration relations between Georgia and Armenia, according to Rezonansi. The agreement was reached on October 15, 2007 in Yerevan.

“Armenia is one of the important trade partners for Georgia, and trade turnover is increasing every year,” a Finance Ministry spokesperson said.

“Group of logistics experts from the UK Defense Ministry visits Georgia”

A group of military logistics experts, dispatched from Britain’s Defense Ministry, arrived in Georgia on February 11, Sakartvelos Respublika reports.

The British delegation is here, the newspaper writes, to suggest new projects for the Georgian military’s logistical arm.

Before leaving on February 15, the British team will meet with Georgian officials and visit some of the country’s military bases.

“Georgian border guards arrest eight wanted people in one week”

From February 4–11, Rezonansi reports, Georgian border guards arrested eight people wanted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

All were Georgian citizens, the newspaper reports. In addition to the eight, five more people were detained trying to pass through the Georgian border with false passports. According to the newspaper’s information, that included three Georgians, two Iranians and a Slovenian.