Alexander Khvtisiashvili has met with the Chairman of the Korea-Georgia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, Lee Won-wook
Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Korea, the Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Khvtisiashvili met with the Chairman of the Korea-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship Group at the National Assembly of Korea, Lee Won-wook.
The sides welcomed the establishment of friendship groups at the parliaments of the two countries, which play an important role in strengthening and further developing ties between Georgia and Korea. The meeting focused on the opportunities to increase inter-parliamentary cooperation. High appraisal was given to the bilateral meeting between the chairman of the Parliament of Georgia and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea within the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna, from 7 to 9 September 2021.
The sides expressed their commitment for active cooperation in 2022, to mark the 30th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Korea.
THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA DISCUSSED COOPERATION ISSUES
Today, on November 18, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Chung Eui-yong.
During the talks, the ministers discussed priority issues of bilateral cooperation in political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
The sides noted the traditionally friendly relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea, built on principles of trust, mutual respect and mutual benefit. It was emphasized that regular contacts on topical issues of bilateral agenda contribute to this.
In particular, the sides noted the fruitful cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea in the work of the Joint Business Council, as well as within the multilateral format “Central Asia – Korea”. In this context, the foreign ministers of the two countries discussed the agenda of the 14th Central Asia – Korea Cooperation Forum to be held on November 30 this year.
THE HEAD OF TURKMENISTAN DEFINED THE PRIORITIES FOR EFFECTIVE INTERACTION AT THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM IN SEOUL
Today, on November 18, during his video address to the participants of the International Forum for Northern Economic Cooperation, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov underlined the need of further expansion of mutually beneficial dialogue in promising areas of interest.
The Head of Turkmenistan also drew participants’ attention to the most relevant issues of regional agenda and prospects of the development of mutually beneficial partnership in Eurasia. Turkmen-Korean relationship performance in bilateral and multilateral formats was underlined.
Development of effective trade-economic, energy ties, transport-transit corridors became another theme for the discussions.
In his speech the President of Turkmenistan, having noted the significance of the development of cooperation in the sphere of health protection, “green growth”, food security, emphasized the need for activation of a joint work with authoritative international and regional structures.
He also noted great prospects for multilateral activities in the sphere of humanitarian interaction. “The year of 2021 declared by the UN General Assembly on Turkmenistan’s initiative as the Year of Peace and Trust, is coming to an end. This initiative was based on the desire to attract attention of the world community to the need of strengthening of the peace culture and respectful dialogue, eliminating the trust deficit in interstate relations”, said the President of Turkmenistan.
Expanding human contacts through historical, cultural and educational ties, which were also identified as a priority of the Republic of Korea’s New Northern Economic Policy, is put forward as a solution to a common problem.
Georgia-Korea National Parks Photo Exhibition Launched
Korea National Park Service and Agency of Protected Areas of Georgia, in collaboration with the Embassy of Georgia to the Republic of Korea will host a photo exhibition from June 7 to June 21, at KNPS Gallery head office in Wonju city. The exhibition will display around hundred landscapes from national parks of Georgia and Korea.
According to the statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry, this event will provide an opportunity for the people from each country to learn about beautiful nature scenery and also introduce national park’s value to become carbon-neutral society.
Georgia is a country about 2/3 of Korea‘s land area located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia in South Caucasus, Eastern Europe, characterized with excellent natural scenery and high mountains which has more than 10 peaks over 4.000 meters.
Korea’s National Parks photo exhibition will be opened simultaneously in Georgia at Algeti National Park’s visitors’ center.
KNPS will exhibit National Park Photography contest award winning photos, which will introduce four seasons of Korea.
Georgian side will exhibit eight representative national parks scenery, including Kazbegi national park, well known from the Greek mythology and a popular destination among Korean tourists. The exhibition opening ceremony will take place on June 7 with participation of the Chairman of KNPS, Mr. Hyung-kun Song, Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia. Ms. Nino Tandilashvili, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Mr. Alexander Khvtisiashvili and Ambassador of Georgia, Mr. Otar Berdzenishvili. Georgian wine tasting will be held after as a part of the ceremony. The event is being organized through continuous exchange and cooperation between Embassy of Georgia and KNPS. Future cooperation issues between two countries respective agencies also include signing of MOU, experience and knowledge sharing. Through aforementioned cooperation, KNPS follows Korean government’s policy and deepens cooperation with Georgia which is selected by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kora as a New Northern Policy country.
Deputy Foreign Minister, A. Khvtisiashvili met with the Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Republic of Korea to Georgia
The Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Khvtisiashvili met with the Chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Republic of Korea to Georgia, Chung Dae-soo.
Alexander Khvtisiashvili thanked Chung Dae-soo for the support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and for the Korean Government’s humanitarian assistance to Georgia in dealing with COVID-19 consequences. The sides agreed to further exchange their pandemic experience.
Discussing a broad spectrum of bilateral and multilateral relations, the sides highlighted the Air Traffic Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Korea signed in February 2021, which lays the groundwork for intensive air communication, people-to-people contacts and tourism.
The sides paid special attention to trade-economic cooperation between the two countries. The need to fully use the trade-economic potential of the two countries and to carry out the feasibility study of the free trade agreement was also highlighted during the meeting.
TELEPHONE CONVERSATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
On August 28, 2020, a telephone conversation was held between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in.
After warmly greeting each other, the leaders of two friendly countries expressed satisfaction for the opportunity to exchange views on priority issues of interstate cooperation.
In the framework of constructive conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed sincere gratitude to the Leader of the Republic of Korea for the attention paid to strengthening of the Turkmen-Korean dialogue. Also words of gratitude were expressed for overall support of the neutral foreign policy pursued by Turkmenistan, including the important initiatives of the country aimed at strengthening peace, overall security and international cooperation for sustainable development.
Noting the actively developing partnership in recent years, Turkmen Leader emphasized significance of joint projects in the fields of energy, transport, ecology, healthcare and cultural-humanitarian cooperation. The sides also highly appreciated productive work of the Central Asia - Republic of Korea Cooperation Forum.
In addition, underlining the important role of the bilateral Intergovernmental Committees and Business Councils, the Presidents expressed confidence in that the successive session of Turkmen-Korean Business Council held recently will contribute to further deepening of interstate trade-economic and investment cooperation.
Moreover, the parties underlined the importance of traditional cultural-humanitarian ties. The significance of cooperation in the field of medicine and healthcare was stressed taking into consideration the present extremely serious challenge in front of the whole humankind.
In the end of the conversation, the Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Moon Jae-in expressed confidence in that interstate dialogue will further successfully strengthen for the benefit of both countries and peoples.