The Prime Minister of Georgia visits Estonia
The Prime Minister of Georgia visits Estonia. Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with Estonian Counterpart Jüri Ratas. Bilateral cooperation, Georgia’s path on European and Euro-Atlantic integration and forthcoming Eastern Partnership summit were the main topics of discussions during the meeting. Estonian PM will host the Georgian delegation at dinner. Kvirikashvili will also meet with President and Chairman of Parliament of Estonia
Prime Minister's Meeting with SOCAR President
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia held a meeting with Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
SOCAR's investment projects implemented in Georgia were the key topic of the discussion. The meeting was attended by Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov, Head of the SOCAR Investments Department Vagif Aliyev, and Azerbaijan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dursun Hasanov.
EU expert mission to assist Georgia with establishment of population register
On 26–30 November, experts from Estonia will visit Georgia to provide assistance to the country with establishing a population register.
They will meet with over 20 representatives from the National Statistics Office of Georgia (Geostat) and several line ministries and agencies of the country.
The aim of this mission is to share experience and assist Geostat with its mission to draft a report with recommendations for establishing a population register.
The visit is being organised by the European Commission’s Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), in cooperation with Geostat.
Statement of the Prime Minister of Georgia
August 14 marks a tragic day in the recent history of our country. 25 years ago we failed to avoid fratricidal war. The bloodshed between our Abkhaz brothers and us entailed grave consequences. Today the severity of these results is even more evident to both Georgians and Abkhazians.
The history of our coexistence is exemplary and we have no right to live in such reality. An external force should not stand between us, it is harmful for us - Georgians and Abkhazians, and the future of our children. I have great hope that we will mend this grave mistake and soon, time will come when we will regain the hearts of our Abkhaz brothers and we will continue our coexistence with centuries-old love and mutual respect in a united, strong Georgia.
Prime Minister of Georgia met with US Vice President Mike Pence
Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with US Vice President Mike Pence at the White House. The main topic of discussion of the meeting was the Georgia-U.S. strategic partnership. The Georgian delegation received assurances from Vice President Pence on deepening the strategic partnership in all fields, including: defense and security cooperation, trade and economic relations, development of democratic institutions, and cultural relations. Vice President Pence expressed his appreciation for Prime Minister Kvirikashvili's leadership in carrying out ongoing reforms in Georgia. The Vice President also reaffirmed the White House's full support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. The Vice President also stated that the United States will continue supporting Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Prime Minister Kvirikashvili and Vice President Pence also discussed regional challenges and global security issues, agreeing that a secure and stable Georgia is crucial for the whole region. The parties emphasized the importance of deepening trade and economic relations, including the role of U.S. companies involved in Georgia's strategic infrastructure projects. The parties agreed that in the future Georgia and the United States will continue active cooperation in political, economic, cultural, and humanitarian fields.
Prime Minister’s Upcoming Visit to Estonia
The Prime Minister of Georgia will pay a state visit to Estonia in the nearest future. The details of the upcoming visit were discussed during today's meeting between Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Estonia's Foreign Minister Sven Mikser. The parties discussed Georgia's European and Euro-European integration and Estonia's strong support in this process. According to Sven Mikser, Estonia will continue supporting Georgia's European integration during its presidency of the Council of the European Union, with strengthening cooperation between the EU and its partners in Eastern Europe as one of its key priorities. The parties also spoke of the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit this year.
The discussion also involved the situation in Georgia's occupied territories and villages along the occupation lines, with the Estonian Foreign Minister personally visiting the village of Khurvaleti earlier today. Sven Mikser reaffirmed Estonia's unwavering support for Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Special emphasis during the meeting was placed on the successfully developing Georgia-Estonia bilateral cooperation in a variety of fields. The Prime Minister introduced the Georgian Government's four-point reform agenda. Giorgi Kvirikashvili welcomes sharing Estonia's experience in a number of directions, including e-governance and tax administration reform.
The parties commended the growing trade dynamics and emphasized the need to further enhance the economic ties between the two countries.