Georgian Finance Minister Nodar Khaduri said at the final conference of the year that the new Georgian government does not intend to borrow anymore to cover its current expenses.
“When we say that the budget deficit must hit 2.8% of GDP, this means that we must not borrow any more, especially at high interest rates. We will take loans from international organizations such as the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in 2013. But these will be only for investment projects, which will focus on the development of roads, water supply and other infrastructure. We will not take loans to cover the current expenses.” Khaduri said.
He also emphasized that the government aims to return the IMF’s debt in the future.