The President of Georgia: Problems of Occupied Territories Will Be Overcome Not by Violent Means, but According to the European Standards
Following the tete-a-tete meeting of the President of Georgia, H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili and the President of the Republic of Lithuania, H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, the presidents have made joint media statements.
As President Margvelashvili has pointed out, cooperation between Georgia and Lithuania, as a result of which Georgia has reached the Association Agreement, the Free Trade Agreement, and the visa-free travel regime, will further be strengthened.
“In this regard I have expressed Georgia’s profound interest in the upcoming NATO Summit. We are aware that non-member countries will not participate in this Summit. I have asked President Grybauskaitė, our friend who has represented Georgia’s interests on many summits and at many international fora, to raise the topic of Georgia and state Georgia’s position, on behalf of myself, on this Summit”, - stated President Margvelashvili.
President Margvelashvili has expressed hope that through Lithuania’s support, Georgia’s agenda will be raised on the Summit. He has thanked President Grybauskaitė for Lithuania’s support in visa liberalization process and noted that Georgia’s participation in transit projects, in which Lithuania is also interested, should become more active.
“As President Grybauskaitė has pointed out, cooperation between our peoples and the visa-free regime will open up new opportunities in the areas of trade, culture, politics, and business”, - stated President Margvelashvili.
According to President Margvelashvili, the visit of the Georgian delegation to the Republic of Lithuania is symbolic. Georgian delegation includes representatives of various political parties and members of different ethnic groups of Georgia.
“Today here are the citizens of Georgia, who have Abkhazian and Ossetian origins. Our delegation also includes the Georgian citizen who was forcefully displaced after the Russian occupation.