Ilia Darchiashvili has thanked the UNSC Member States for their joint statement in support for Georgia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili, thanked the Member States of the United Nations Security Council for their joint statement on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Russia-Georgia war.
“Thankful to the UNSC current (USA, Albania, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway and France), as well as incoming members (Japan and Malta) for their joint statement to mark the 14 years since the Russia-Georgia war. Through such statwemnrs , international community manifests its support to Georgia and calls on Russia to implement the EU-mediated 2008 Ceasefire Agreement” – the Minister tweeted.
At its behind-the-closed-doors meeting held to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war, the UN Security Council discussed the situation in Georgia’s regions occupied by Russia and the issues relating to the Russia-Georgia war. Following the meeting, the representatives of the UN Member States made a joint statements.
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The annual meeting of heads of diplomatic missions of Georgia abroad "Conference of Ambassadors 2022" continues in a working format
Ilia Darchiashvili: "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make a special contribution to the achievement of the common goal, which is called a better future of Georgia."
The annual meeting of heads of Georgian diplomatic missions abroad "Conference of Ambassadors 2022" continues in a working format. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Deputy Ministers met the Georgian ambassadors abroad.
Along with the foreign policy achievements of the current year, the participants of the ambassadorial meeting also discussed the action plans for the next year. The conversation touched upon the challenges facing Georgian diplomacy and such topical issues of Georgia's foreign policy as: achieving the territorial integrity of Georgia through peaceful means; European and Euro-Atlantic integration; The role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the economic development of Georgia; cultural diplomacy; relations with diaspora; cooperation with international organizations; bilateral and multilateral diplomatic relations; Administrative, organizational and consular issues.
"The main priority of our government is to protect the national interests of the country. Georgia's interests are first of all - this is the main issue of our agenda, around which we are all working together", said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili during his speech at the "Ambassadors' Conference 2022".
At the conference, special attention was paid to the importance of European and Euro-Atlantic integration and Georgia's achievements in this process. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs noted, joining the European Union is the cornerstone of Georgia's foreign policy. According to him, Georgia's application for EU membership is based on Georgia’s successful path in this direction, namely: ambitious reforms carried out by the government in a number of areas, tangible results achieved in the implementation of the Association Agreement, visa-free regime with the European Union and other achievements.
The participants of the conference discussed the steps taken in 2022 towards joining NATO. Both the practical and political significance of the approval of a set of “tailored support” measures for Georgia. Discussions at the conference also focused on the issue relating to the peaceful restoration of territorial integrity and de-occupation. Special note was taken of the importance of consolidating international efforts in the process of strengthening the peace and reconciliation policy for the restoration of territorial integrity.
Speaking about the security challenges and the importance of establishing long-term peace in the region, the conference participants also discussed the Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative launched by the Prime Minister, the purpose of which, along with the development of a dialogue between the two neighboring countries, is to strengthen and outline the role of Georgia.
The annual meeting of heads of diplomatic missions of Georgia abroad - "Ambassadors' Conference 2022" - is held from 26 to 28 December.
MEETING OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE GENERAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION
On December 21, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the General Executive Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Nobuhiko Sasaki.
At the beginning of the meeting, the head of the Turkmen delegation emphasized the importance of the initiatives of the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, put forward during his visit to Japan in September 2022.
Also, the Turkmen side proposed to study the possibility of opening a JETRO office in Turkmenistan to attract small and medium-sized Japanese enterprises to do business in Turkmenistan and, accordingly, Turkmen ones in Japan, to assist in the opening of the Trade House of Turkmenistan in Japan to attract Japanese companies to export products from Turkmenistan with high added value, to consider organizing a trade mission of Japan in Turkmenistan.
The General Executive Director of JETRO confirmed his desire to increase mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan, declaring his readiness to take an active part in projects implemented in our country in various fields of activity.
VISIT OF THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN TO JAPAN
The Turkmen delegation headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov is on a working visit to Japan on December 21-24, 2022.
Within the framework of the visit, the participation of the delegation in the 14th joint meeting of the Japanese-Turkmen and Turkmen-Japanese committees on economic cooperation, the participation of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan in the 9th meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Dialogue "Central Asia + Japan", and the meetings are planned in the Government, Parliament, relevant ministries and departments, with the management of financial and export credit agencies, leading Japanese companies.
Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the French ambassadorOn 19 December 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili, held his first meeting with the Ambassador of the French Republic to Georgia, Sheraz Gasri. The Minister congratulated the French diplomat on the start of her diplomatic mission in Georgia and wished her successful work.
The sides noted with satisfaction the partnership relations and fruitful cooperation established between the two countries. Discussions focused on the political dialogue between Georgia and France, the dynamics of high-level bilateral visits and the future agenda. The sides emphasized the importance of the Dimitri Amilakhvari Georgian-French dialogue, which includes a wide range of political, defense, internal security, trade-economic, cultural and educational relations and reflects the close ties between the two countries. The sides confirmed their readiness to hold the second round of dialogue in the near future.
Ilia Darchiashvili thanked the ambassador for France's support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the non-recognition policy. Within the framework of the meeting, discussions focused on the issues of Georgia's integration into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures. The sides noted the progress achieved by Georgia on the road to European integration, the implementation of the 12-point plan and the importance of obtaining the status of a candidate country were noted. The French ambassador expressed her readiness to contribute to the further deepening of Georgian-French relations. She emphasized that France will remain an unwavering supporter of Georgia's sovereignty, territorial integrity, European and Euro-Atlantic integration. At the end of the meeting, the sides confirmed their commitment to further strengthen the existing strategic cooperation between Georgia and France.
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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