The Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) aims to strengthen Georgia’s ability to defend itself and advance in its preparations for NATO membership. Since its endorsement by NATO Heads of State and Government, relevant representatives have been working together to further Georgia’s defense capabilities, increase its interoperability with NATO, and support Georgia’s integration in the alliance.
This week, members of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) Core Team met with representatives of the National Crisis Management Center (Department) of the Office of National Security Council for discussions related to SNGP’s Crisis Management Initiative, which is led by Denmark.
The Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, Nikoloz Samkharadze held an introductory meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Zhou Qian.
According to the administration of the Parliament of Georgia, the parties overviewed the bilateral relations and discussed the cooperation agenda. The emphasis was made on cooperation in the trade-economic, tourism and educational spheres.
N. Samkharadze informed the Ambassador about the grave situation in the occupied regions of Georgia, elucidated the impact of the Russian aggression in Ukraine on Georgia and overviewed the situation in the Black Sea region.
The parties touched upon the recent developments in Taiwan and affirmed the unwavering support to the territorial integrity of Georgia and China and loyalty to the fundamental principles of international law in this regard.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA), Ilia Darchiashvili and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a telephone conversation, where the Turkish side expressed its readiness to assist in the elimination of forest fires raging in the Borjomi municipality of Georgia.
During the telephone conversation, the Turkish Foreign Minister expressed his interest in the current situation in the municipality of Borjomi and the progress of the fire extinguishing works. He once again confirmed Turkey's commitment to provide Georgia with appropriate equipment.
Ilia Darchiashvili thanked his Turkish colleague for his help and once again emphasized the close partnership between Georgia and Turkey and noted the assistance provided by Turkey in similar situations in the past.
Within the framework of international aid, Turkey's firefighting plane with an 8-ton tank has already got involved in carrying out fire extinguishing works in Borjomi municipality. Additional aircraft are scheduled to be dispatched.
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