Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to pay official visit to Georgia
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay his first official visit to Georgia today.
As Georgia’s Foreign Ministry informs, withinthe frameworks of the visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China will hold a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Davit Zalkaliani.
At the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of the two countries will discuss a wide range of bilateral cooperation issues, including in the direction of trade-economic relations; They will also focus on the development of cooperation within the Global Initiative of the Belt and the Road. The sides will talk about the cooperation within the framework of international organizations.
During his official visit to Georgia, Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili and Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze.
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3 August marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan
On 3 August 2022, in connection with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan, the Prime Ministers, as well as the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Japan exchanged congratulatory letters.
The ceremony of handing over congratulatory letters was held simultaneously in Tbilisi and Tokyo. The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia, Akira Imamura took part in the ceremony in Georgia, while the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Suzuki Takako and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan, Teimuraz Lezhava - In Japan.
Japan was one of the first countries to recognize Georgia's independence in 1918, and since the first day of establishing diplomatic relations in 1992, it has been a consistent and strong supporter of our country's sovereignty and territorial integrity. For 30 years, relations between Japan and Georgia have developed on the basis of common fundamental values - democracy, protection of human rights and freedoms, and the rule of law, and today it is an example of successful cooperation between independent states.
Special emphasis, in this regard, should be put on the dynamics of high-level visits between the two countries. Worth highlighting is the historic visit of the Japanese Foreign Minister, Taro Kono to Georgia in 2018, which gave an additional impetus to the future development of the existing ties. Various business forums and cultural events are held on a regular basis. Inter-parliamentary relations are at a high level, friendship groups have been established in the legislative bodies of both countries.
Special importance is attached to the deepening of bilateral economic relations between Georgia and Japan. It is worth noting that on 23 July 2021, the bilateral investment agreement "Agreement on Investments and Taxes" was signed between the two countries, which represents an important step forward in the development of economic relations.
The activities of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the assistance that this organization provides to Georgia in terms of implementing both educational and infrastructural projects are very important.
MFA of Georgia
Within the framework of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Ilia Darchiashvili has met with his Romanian counterpart
Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration and the development of partnership between the two countries were the main topics of discussions between the Georgian Foreign Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili and the Romanian Foreign Minister, Bogdan Aurescu.
The meeting, which took place during the Prime Minister's visit to Madrid, focused on Georgia's efforts to become a full member of the European Union and Romania's support in this regard. The Romanian Foreign Minister welcomed the granting of a European perspective to Georgia, taking the country to a newer level of European integration.
Discussions focused on the steps taken by Georgia on the path to European integration and the progress on the strengthening democracy and the rule of law, protection of human rights, good governance and economic development were underlined.
Highlighting Georgia's NATO integration process, the sides referred to the strategic documents adopted at the summit and their importance in further advancing NATO-Georgia cooperation.
It was emphasized that Georgia is one of the Alliance’s most reliable partners making a huge contribution to strengthening the overall Euro-Atlantic security.
The sides also discussed the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia and the security challenges.
Bogdan Aurescu reaffirmed Romania's strong support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. For his part, Ilia Darchiashvili thanked his Romanian counterpart for Romania’s political and practical assistance provided to Georgia. The Georgian delegation led by the Prime Minister is participating in the NATO Summit taking place in Madrid.
MFA of Georgia
Russian Foreign Minister announced the need to meet more often in the Caspian format of CMFA
The level of five-sided cooperation since the previous meeting of foreign ministers of the Caspian states four years ago has grown markedly, which dictates the need for us to meet more often in this format, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, speaking on Tuesday in Ashgabat at a ministerial meeting ahead of the summit of the heads of states of the Caspian "five", noted that the Russian Federation expects that the launch of the mechanism of the Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (CMFA) on a regular basis will bring the level of interaction to a qualitatively new level.
Lavrov noted that the Russian side is satisfied with the agreements on the final communique that were reached within the framework of the High-Level Working Group, whose experts were able to draw up a "very good and useful document" that will be submitted to the presidents on Wednesday.
Also, Sergey Lavrov, following the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Caspian states, said that the relevance and inviolability of the principles of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea were confirmed - only the states located on the Caspian Sea have sovereign rights in relation to the sea and its resources. The parties reaffirmed the principles of the convention in other areas, and also agreed to continue work on strengthening and expanding the legal framework for cooperation in the region.
The countries confirmed that the presence of armed forces of non-Caspian countries is excluded in the Caspian Sea region, and navigation is carried out only by ships flying the flag of one of the coastal states.
Rashid Meredov and Wang Yi held talks in Nur-Sultan
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, with an emphasis on the implementation of agreements reached at the highest state level. The talks were held on Tuesday as part of the participation of the delegation of Turkmenistan in the 3rd meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries of Central Asia and China in Nur-Sultan.
The heads of the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and China also touched upon regional and international issues of mutual interest. The interlocutors confirmed the mutual desire to continue cooperation in major international organizations, the website of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reports.
During the discussion of the bilateral trade and economic agenda, special attention was paid to mutually beneficial cooperation in the gas, transport and communications sectors.
The leaders of Turkmen and Chinese diplomacy paid special attention to the issues of ensuring security and stability on a regional and continental scale.
Also, the topic of negotiations was further cooperation in the field of healthcare, education and culture.