The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has met with the Minister of State of the United Arab Emirates

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Wednesday, 02 November 2022 16:28

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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Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

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Monday, 24 October 2022 15:13

On 21 October 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili held a meeting with the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Marko Mihkelson, Rihards Kols and Laima Andrikienė. 
The Minister welcomed the joint visit of the chairmen of the foreign relations committees of the parliaments of the Baltic countries, which is given additional importance in the light of today's challenges.
The sides focused special attention on the need to further activate a political dialogue and maintain close communication.
The Minister emphasized the irreversibility of Georgia’s European integration reforms. Special Emphasis was placed on the progress in the implementation of EU recommendations and future plans.
In the context of Euro-Atlantic integration, discussions focused on the NATO summit scheduled for next year in Vilnius. Ilia Darchiashvili emphasized Georgia’s progress in terms of NATO integration. Special note was taken of Georgia's expectations regarding the summit and the importance of the Baltic countries' support.
The sides discussed the current security situation in the region. Special emphasis was placed on the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia, the importance of the Geneva International Discussions and the peace policy of the Georgian government.

​Georgia remains high on the agenda of the executive and legislative authorities of the United States – Ilia Darchiashvili

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Friday, 21 October 2022 12:44

"Georgia plays an increasingly important role in the formation of the European security architecture of the U.S. One of the clear proofs of this is the unequivocal support, which the new U.S. national security strategy expresses for the European integration of Georgia " - the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Ilia Darchiashvili is quoted as saying during the "Minister's Hour".
According to the minister, the strategic partnership between Georgia and the U.S. moved to an even higher level in 2022, which  marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. According to Darchiashvili, the deepening of strategic partnership is evidenced by a number of important visits to Georgia of high-level representatives of the executive branch of the U.S. government.
In his speech, the minister welcomed the growing dynamics of cooperation between the two countries and focused special attention on the strengthening of U.S. support at the legislative level. According to him, the bipartisan bill " Georgia Support Act" approved by the House of Representatives, as well as the StateForeign Operations and Related Programs (SFOPS) appropriations bills and the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) once again confirm that Georgia remains high on the agenda of both the executive and legislative authorities of the United States of America.
Ilia Darchiashvili also spoke about the importance of the U.S. support for the development, security, economic and military advancement of the Black Sea region. According to him, against the background of the ongoing developments in the region, the Black Sea countries, including Georgia, take on a particularly meaningful importance in terms of the national security interests of the United States.
According to Darchiashvili, Georgia remains a strong and reliable ally of the U.S. The political, practical and financial assistance provided by the United States to Georgia, including in defense and security, trade and investment and other key areas, is tangible and visible. "Our goal is to further deepen the strategic partnership between Georgia and the United States in all priority areas as provided for by the Charter onStrategic Partnership," the Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has met with the members of the Council Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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Friday, 30 September 2022 10:31

On 29 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ilia Darchiashvili held a conclusive meeting with the representatives of the Council  Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST).
The sides focused special attention on granting a European perspective to Georgia and the efforts made in this regard. The COEST delegation once again congratulated Georgia on the European Council’s historic decision of June 2022 officially paving the way for the country to join the European Union. The European Union emphasized once again its firm support for Georgia's European future, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. Yesterday's visit of the Belarusian delegation to the occupied territory of Abkhazia was strongly and unanimously condemned.
The COEST delegation also welcomed Georgia’s impressive progress on the road to European integration and its comprehensive reforms.
Within the framework of the meeting, the sides discussed Georgia’s foreign policy priorities, the security environment in the region and the current situation in the occupied territories of Georgia. Special emphasis was put on the need of the European Union’s active involvement to address the threats facing the region.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs once again confirmed the Georgian government’s strong readiness to implement the country's European agenda and priorities, including its obligations under the Association Agreement.
The COEST delegation evaluated its visit to Georgia highly positively.

Ilia Darchiashvili has met with Jordanian Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ayman Safadi

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 12:09

A meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia with the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Jordan was held within the framework of the UN General Assembly.
Ilia Darchiashvili and Ayman Safadi highly appreciated the friendly ties established between Georgia and Jordan and once again noted the importance of the historic visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia to the Kingdom of Jordan and the meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II.
The Ministers expressed their readiness to work actively for maintaining and further developing the existing relations. They emphasized the need to intensify tourism and people-to-people contacts between Jordan and Georgia.  According to them, this process will be given an additional impetus by the decision of Jordan's royal family to formally present a plot of land near Jordan River to Georgia.
Focusing on the relations between the two countries in international formats, the sides once again emphasized Georgia's successful cooperation with the Arab League organization and the Arab states, in general.

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Ilia Darchiashvili and Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about Georgia's successful cooperation with the Council of Europe

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Friday, 23 September 2022 14:15

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia met with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe within the framework of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
Ilia Darchiashvili and Marija Pejčinović Burić spoke about Georgia's successful cooperation with the Council of Europe, emphasizing the Organization’s important contribution to the process of democratic development of Georgia.
Special attention was paid to the Russia-Georgia conflict, the situation in the occupied regions, and in this context, the Council of Europe’s important role in the peaceful resolution of the conflict as well as in restoring confidence between the communities torn apart by the conflict.
The sides emphasized the importance of keeping the occupation of Georgian territories high on the agenda of the Council of Europe and positively assessed the practice of the Secretary General’s annual reports on the difficult humanitarian situation and the security environment in the occupied regions, for which Ilia Darchiashvili thanked the Secretary General. Discussions focused on the security environment in the region, as well as on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The Secretary General thanked Georgia for its active involvement in the CoE’s actions aimed to support Ukraine.
The sides highlighted the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia aimed to support the ongoing reforms in Georgia.

Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions

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Monday, 19 September 2022 11:21

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili held a meeting with the co-chairs of the Geneva International Discussions from the UN and OSCE - Cihan Sultanoğlu and Viorel Moșanu. 
The sides discussed security environment in the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia and in the vicinity of the occupation line, as well as the illegal actions of the occupation forces. The meeting focused on the importance of the Geneva International Discussions and the need to use the format effectively to achieve tangible progress in the main issues on the agenda, such as Russia's fulfilment of international obligations under the ceasefire agreement of August 12, 2008, as well as the safe and dignified return of internally displaced persons and refugees.
Darchiashvili drew attention to the security environment in the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia and in the vicinity of the occupation line, as well as the illegal actions of the occupation forces, which “further complicates” the security, humanitarian and human rights situation on the ground.
The officials underlined the need to keep the issue of the occupation of Georgian regions by Russia and the fulfilment of international obligations at a high level of the international community’s agenda.
The meeting also discussed the peace policy of the Georgian Government and the efforts made in the direction of the peaceful settlement of the Russian-Georgian conflict, both in the dimensions of deoccupation, and reconciliation and engagement.

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Ilia Darchiashvili has held a farewell meeting with the Ambassador of Armenia

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Friday, 02 September 2022 13:53

On 1 September 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili held a farewell meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia, Ruben Sadoyan.
The Minister thanked the Armenian diplomat for his significant contribution to the development of relations between Georgia and the Republic of Armenia and wished him success in his future work.
At the meeting, the sides spoke about the fruitful cooperation between the two countries and prospects for its development.

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Turkish firefighting planes sent to extinguish fire in Borjomi, following the phone conversation between the Foreign Ministers of Georgia and Turkey

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Thursday, 25 August 2022 09:53

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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Ilia Darchiashvili has thanked the UNSC Member States for their joint statement in support for Georgia

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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 13:34

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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