Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with State Councilor and Foreign Minister the People’s Republic of China

Published in CHINA
Thursday, 22 September 2022 11:00

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s met with the State Councilor and Foreign Minister the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi. Held within the scope of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the meeting focused on the close friendly relations between the two countries and prospects of their development.
Irakli Garibashvili and Wang Yi discussed the key directions of the cooperation between Georgia and the People’s Republic of China and commended the existing productive cooperation.

It was pointed out that China is among Georgia’s top five trade partners.
China’s support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity was pointed out.
The Head of Government assured the State Councilor and Foreign Minister the People’s Republic of China of Georgia strong support for the One-China policy.
Emphasis was put on the importance of cementing bilateral ties and the high dynamic of agency-level cooperation was applauded.

The parties welcomed the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Georgia and expressed readiness to foster the further deepening of the existing friendly relations between the two countries.

Press Service of the Government Administration

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a meeting with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Georgia

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:42

On 19 September 2022, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aleksandre Khvtisiashvili, held a meeting with the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Georgia, Zhou Qian.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues on the agenda of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Special attention was paid to successful trade and economic cooperation between Georgia and the People's Republic of China. It was noted that China has become one of the main trade partners for Georgia in recent years.
Discussions focused on the importance of exchanging high-level visits between the two countries. The sides reviewed  the possibility of taking appropriate steps in this direction and agreed on active cooperation.
The sides reaffirmed their unwavering and consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other's countries.

MFA of Georgia

“Ireland is in favour of Enlargement and it includes Georgia - this is a relatively small country but in a very strategic part of Europe and they need our help and support and solidarity” – the Irish Foreign Minister

Published in Politics
Thursday, 14 July 2022 14:29

Ireland is in favour of Enlargement and it includes Georgia - this is a relatively small country but in a very strategic part of Europe and they need our help and support and solidarity” – the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney told Senator Gary Gannon during the hearings held within the Irish Parliament’s Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence.
According to the Irish Foreign Minister, “within the European Union this is not seen as closing the door on Georgia, actually it is seen as opening the door in terms of clarifying what is required in terms of reforms in order to be eligible for candidate status, but I think because it was announced at the same time as Ukraine and Moldova I can understand that frustration but I reassure the Georgians that Ireland is in favour of Enlargement”.
Ireland wants to see peace in the countries intending to join, and Georgia is clearly one of those countries.
“The accession process is difficult and sometimes prolonged but I hope at least following the decision of the last EU Council meeting there will at least be clarity in terms of what they need to do to take next steps” – Minister Simon Coveney is quoted as saying. 

Georgia and the Kingdom of Spain are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

Published in Politics
Monday, 11 July 2022 13:16

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia posted a tweet on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Spain. “As we share enduring bonds of friendship, may our ties grow stronger for the benefit of our nations!” – says the tweet of the Georgian MFA.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain publishes a statement regarding the anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. According to the statement, the Spanish government is committed to further strengthening its relations with Georgia both in a bilateral format and within the European Union.
"The Spanish government supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and wishes the Georgian people peace, progress and prosperity" – reads  the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Spain.

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia regarding the NATO Summit in Madrid

Published in Politics
Friday, 01 July 2022 15:50

The Madrid Summit decisions, including both their practical and political dimensions, are of paramount importance to Georgia. 
In view of the challenges facing us, the further development of NATO-Georgia practical cooperation and the deepening of the political dialogue are  essential for the improvement of regional security. We hail the approval by the Allies of a set of tailored support measures for Georgia. The document envisages concrete steps to further enhance Georgia’s defence capabilities and to achieve NATO’s more effective engagement in this process. This new instrument, along with the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package, will create a greater scope for bringing Georgia’s defence and security sector closer to NATO standards and to strengthen the country’s defence capabilities.  
Georgia welcomes the adoption of a new strategic concept by the NATO Summit in Madrid. The new concept duly reflects the recent geopolitical shifts and the Alliance’s long-term response to the emerging threats. It needs to be highlighted that the new strategic concept gives due consideration to the topical importance of the Open Door Policy and to Georgia’s membership perspective, in line with the 2008 Bucharest Summit Decision, as well as  to the fundamental principle that each sovereign country has the right to choose its own security arrangements, without external interference in any form.
Paramount importance needs to be attached to NATO’s unequivocal support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as confirmed repeatedly in several  documents adopted by the Madrid Summit. 
Georgia highly appraises the Madrid Summit decisions to further strengthen the security of the NATO Member States, as well as to ensure the Black Sea security.  
We also welcome the Madrid Summit’s decision regarding the enlargement of the Alliance. We congratulate Finland and Sweden on being invited to join the Alliance. Their accession will make Europe safer and the Alliance – stronger. Being the actual implementation of the Open Door Policy, this process is essentially important for Georgia, as an aspirant country.  We also hail the decision of the Alliance to continue to support Ukraine. 
Georgia places a particularly high value on the messages voiced during the North Atlantic Council’s meeting signaling the Member States’ firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for its Euro-Atlantic integration. 
The decisions made regarding Georgia during the Summit will contribute to improving Georgia’s security and defence capabilities and will bring the country closer to its ultimate goal – NATO Membership.

MFA of Georgia

Kazakhstan proposes to use the Caspian transport corridors more fully

Published in Economics
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:08

Kazakhstan, within the framework of the Caspian cooperation, supports, firstly, the expansion of transit-transport and investment cooperation, the creation of new multimodal routes, including using the Caspian transport corridors that are not fully involved. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi, speaking at a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Caspian countries on Tuesday.

Secondly, it is necessary to ensure the diversification of trade channels, the diplomat continued, calling on colleagues to jointly oppose trade protectionism, open markets, stimulate international trade and contacts between people.

Among other priority positions of Kazakhstan, Tleuberdi also named the addition of efforts in the field of protection and improvement of the state of the marine environment of the Caspian Sea, the adoption of coordinated decisions to prevent pollution of its waters.

​The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia hails the European Council’s decision regarding Georgia

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 13:12
The European Council adopted an important historic decision on granting an EU membership perspective to Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine.

With the decision of the European Council, the EU leaders have confirmed that Georgia’s future lies within the European Union and that Georgia will definitely become a member of the organization.

According to the decision of the European Council, Georgia, once a range of recommendations are fulfilled will be automatically granted a candidate status, while Ukraine and Moldova have received a candidate status on condition of complying with the recommendations given to them.
By awarding Georgia an EU membership perspective, the EU has recognized Georgia as a European country and has acknowledged the progress made in Georgia-EU relations in the past few years. Indeed, this result would have been hardly imaginable without the efforts and reforms implemented in the country over the recent years.  
The decision of the European Council takes on a particular importance in view of the challenges that threaten the system of western value and European security, of which Georgia is an integral part.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the European Council’s decision and the EU leaders’ support in this process.
We believe that this is a historic moment for Georgia and from now on, the door to Europe is definitely open to our country.
Being committed to common values, Georgia, together with the EU, will continue to pursue an ambitious reform agenda leading to Georgia’s final integration with the EU.
Georgia will work actively to meet the recommendations to achieve the deserved candidate status as soon as possible and to regain its rightful place in the European family.

 

MEETING OF THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE US SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN

Published in World
Friday, 10 June 2022 21:47

On June 9, 2022, Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajyiev met with US State Department’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West via videoconference.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of cooperation in bilateral and multilateral formats to resolve the situation in Afghanistan. In this regard, it was emphasized that Turkmenistan is actively involved in this work, putting forward constructive proposals and initiatives.

The expediency of developing a consolidated approach to ensuring peace and security in Afghanistan and intensifying economic and humanitarian cooperation with this country was noted.

​The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia is participating in the Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe

Published in Politics
Friday, 20 May 2022 11:59

On 19 and 20 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will participate in the 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe. According to the administration of the MFA of Georgia
The Georgian Foreign Minister will address the participants of the session within the framework of the Ministerial. Ilia Darchiashvili will hold meetings with the foreign ministers of the member states of the organization, as well as with the high-ranking officials of the Council of Europe.
The 132nd Ministerial Meeting of the Council of Europe, chaired by the Italian Republic, is hosted by Turin.

Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the UAE held video talks

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 17 May 2022 12:20

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held talks with UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh. The meeting took place on Monday via video link.

The diplomats noted the high level of confidential dialogue between the top leadership of the two countries and discussed constructive interaction within the framework of international organizations, primarily the UN, speaking in favor of continuing partnership in the implementation of peace-loving initiatives, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reports.

The Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the UAE assessed the trade and economic relations between the two countries and expressed interest in expanding business and investment ties.

The issues of preparation for the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UAE, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, were considered. Its agenda will include partnership issues in such areas as the textile industry, fuel and energy complex, investment, ecology and food security, education, science and culture.

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