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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.
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President Salome Zourabichvili awarded posthumously Prince Raimondo Umberto Maria Orsini d'Aragona the Medal of Honor for his outstanding contribution to the strengthening of relations between Georgia and the Holy See and for his numerous charitable activities in Georgia. The President presented the award during her working visit to the Holy See to his widow, Princess Ketevan Bagration of Mukhrani, Ambassador of Georgia to the Holy See, and their children, Lelio Nicolò Orsini, Luisa Eleonora Orsini and Dorothea Orsini.
The President stated, “The loss of Prince Raimondo Orsini is a great pain for both Georgia and Italy. This man represented the unity between our two nations. This was a man who, during the most difficult period in the history of Georgia, started a charitable activity for the benefit of Georgia and every Georgia, and who did not stop until the last minute of his life.
“He was the founder of St. George’s Shield in Rome, one of the main charitable and cultural organizations. Those children he helped remember the support that Prince Orsini gave them when they had cancer.
“Prince Raimondo Orsini made a great contribution and strengthened the relations between Georgia and the Holy See. For this and many other honorable and worthy reasons, I want to hand over this Medal of Honor to his wife and children.”
Ambassador Bagration of Mukhrani thanked the President for recognizing the work of her late husband and noted that their family has been contributing to the development of bilateral relations for 30 years.
On 30 June, the Council of the European Union adopted an assistance measure under the European Peace Facility worth €40 million for the benefit of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova.
This measure will strengthen the capacities of the Moldovan Armed Forces’ logistics, mobility, command and control, cyber-defence, unmanned aerial reconnaissance and tactical communications units by providing relevant non-lethal equipment, supplies and services, including equipment-related training.
The new disbursement will complement the €7 million assistance measure adopted in December 2021 which strengthens the capacities of the Military Medical Service and the Engineering Battalion of the Armed Forces.
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