Ilia Darchiashvili has met with his Finnish counterpart
Within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili met with his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto.
At the meeting, the sides reviewed the agenda of cooperation between the two countries.
The Ministers stressed that Georgia-Finland cooperation has been successfully developing for over 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Special attention was paid to Georgia's European integration as the main direction of the country's foreign policy. Ilia Darchiashvili thanked his Finnish counterpart for his strong support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the country's European aspirations, and stressed the importance of international support in the difficult security environment in the region and in the world in general.
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MEETING AT THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STANDARDS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
On November 14, 2022, in the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, a meeting was held between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vepa Hajyiev and the delegation of the International Labor Organization (ILO) headed by the Director of the Department of Labor Standards, Ms. Korin Varga.
During the course of the meeting, it was noted that Turkmenistan, being a member of the ILO, is committed in its policy to creating conditions for decent work and social justice for all.
The parties discussed the accession of Turkmenistan to international conventions and multilateral agreements, including international documents of the ILO. It was emphasized that Turkmenistan has ratified all the Fundamental Conventions, 2 of the 4 Guiding Conventions and 1 technical convention.
V.Hajyiev said that work in this direction is progressing. Thus, on April 19, 2022, Turkmenistan ratified the Act on Amendments to the ILO Constitution of June 24, 1986. Currently, the Government is studying the issue of joining another Guiding Convention - this is Convention No. 81 on Labor Inspection in Industry and Trade.
Regarding the request of the ILO to organize visits to the velayats of Turkmenistan by a mission of high-level ILO experts, the readiness of the Turkmen side to organize study visits and meetings with the leadership of the region and relevant local authorities was confirmed.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has met with the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili, met with the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh. At the meeting, the sides discussed the growing dynamics of bilateral relations.
Discussions between the Prime Minister of Georgia and the President of the Emirates focused on the so-called mechanisms for effective implementation of the agreements reached at the meeting held on 31 October. In this context, the Ministers emphasized the importance of outlining concrete steps, which will lead to an improved cooperation between the two countries.
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Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
On 21 October 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili held a meeting with the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Marko Mihkelson, Rihards Kols and Laima Andrikienė.
The Minister welcomed the joint visit of the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of the Baltic countries, which is given additional importance in the light of today's challenges.
The sides focused special attention on the need to further activate a political dialogue and maintain close communication.
The Minister emphasized the irreversibility of Georgia’s European integration reforms. Special Emphasis was placed on the progress in the implementation of EU recommendations and future plans.
In the context of Euro-Atlantic integration, discussions focused on the NATO summit scheduled for next year in Vilnius. Ilia Darchiashvili emphasized Georgia’s progress in terms of NATO integration. Special note was taken of Georgia's expectations regarding the summit and the importance of the Baltic countries' support.
The sides discussed the current security situation in the region. Special emphasis was placed on the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, the importance of the Geneva International Discussions and the peace policy of the Georgian government.
Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili has met with the representatives of the German Eastern Business Association
On 4 October 2022, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili, held a meeting with the representatives of the German Eastern Business Association, which included representatives of 18 large German companies, including those operating in the fields of logistics, information technology, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
The Deputy Minister welcomed the deepening of trade and economic relations between the two countries and expressed his readiness for cooperation in terms of attracting investments. Attention was focused on the efforts made by the Georgian government in the direction of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili informed the representatives of the delegation about the favorable investment environment and business opportunities in Georgia. The sides highlighted free trade agreements between Georgia and the European Union, China and the countries of the region.
It was noted that despite the challenges facing the region, this year Georgia has an unprecedentedly high double-digit economic growth, which is the result of the country's reasonable and correct policy.
The sides emphasized Georgia's logistics, transport, agriculture and tourism potential and foreign investors’ growing interest in this regard.MFA of Georgia
Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili held a meeting with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions from the UN and OSCE - Cihan Sultanoğlu and Viorel Moșanu.
The sides discussed security environment in the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia and in the vicinity of the occupation line, as well as the illegal actions of the occupation forces. The meeting focused on the importance of the Geneva International Discussions and the need to use the format effectively to achieve tangible progress in the main issues on the agenda, such as Russia's fulfilment of international obligations under the ceasefire agreement of August 12, 2008, as well as the safe and dignified return of internally displaced persons and refugees.
Darchiashvili drew attention to the security environment in the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia and in the vicinity of the occupation line, as well as the illegal actions of the occupation forces, which “further complicates” the security, humanitarian and human rights situation on the ground.
The officials underlined the need to keep the issue of the occupation of Georgian regions by Russia and the fulfilment of international obligations at a high level of the international community’s agenda.
The meeting also discussed the peace policy of the Georgian Government and the efforts made in the direction of the peaceful settlement of the Russian-Georgian conflict, both in the dimensions of deoccupation, and reconciliation and engagement.
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