On 23 July 2021, the Vice Prime-Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani held a farewell meeting with the Bulgarian Ambassador to Georgia, Desislava Ivanova.
The Minister highlighted the Bulgarian Ambassador’s outstanding contribution towards strengtyhening traditionally friendly relations between Georgia and Bulgaria. Talking points included the increasing dynamics of high-level visits and successful sectoral cooperation. Special focus was placed on trade-economic links, cooperation in the sectors of transport and communications, education and culture.
Desislava Ivanova, for her part, expressed her gratitude to the Minister for the fruitful cooperation between the two countris in bilateral and multilateral formats. The Ambassador reaffirmed Bulgaria’s firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister thanked the Ambassador for her active work during the past five years and wished her success in her future career.
Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Vakhtang Makharoblishvili held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Georgia Dessislava Ivanova.
The sides discussed the friendly relations and partnership between the two countries. Dessislava Ivanova reaffirmed Bulgaria’s firm support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The Bulgarian Ambassador spoke about the projects ongoing within Bulgaria’s Development Programme. For his part, Vakhtang Makharoblishvili thanked the Bulgarian side for practical assistance. The sides spoke extensively about Georgia’s priorities with respect to NATO and the European Union with a focus on the upcoming meetings and visits scheduled to take place during 2017 within the framework of these organizations.
The sides paid special attention to the possibilities of further developing trade-economic relations between the two countries and to the importance of encouraging people-to-people contacts.
The sides positively appraised the existing co-operation between the Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training Centre under the Georgian Foreign Ministry and the Diplomatic Institute under the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.