Li Keqiang wishes Georgian Prime Minister and the Georgian people a happy 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People’s Republic of China and Georgia

Published in CHINA
Monday, 06 June 2022 12:36

The Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Li Keqiang, wishes Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and the Georgian people a happy 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and Georgia.
According to Li Keqiang, over the past 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties, China-Georgia relations have maintained sound and stable development.
"On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the People's Republic of China and Georgia, on behalf of the Chinese government and in my own name, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes to you, as well as Georgian government an people.
Over the past 30 years since the establishment of our diplomatic ties, China-Georgia relations have maintained sound and steady development. The two sides have enhanced political trust continuously, made solid progress in pragmatic cooperation in various fields, with people-to-people and cultural exchanges increasingly strengthened.
I would like to work together with you and take the 30th anniversary of our diplomatic ties as an opportunity to continue deepen our cooperation of mutual benefit in various fields, enrich the connotation of China-Georgia relations and friendship and benefit our two countries and peoples.
Wish you success in work and good health.
May China and Georgia enjoy everlasting friendship," Li Keqiang concludes.

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Prime Minister of Georgia Meets President of Armenia

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 01 June 2022 10:31

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met with Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of Armenia today.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was focused on the discussion of bilateral cooperation and kind neighborly relations existing between Armenia and Georgia.

Global and regional security issues were discussed at the meeting. The Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative for the South Caucasus launched by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia was discussed as it aims to create a format of dialogue between the three countries along with mutually beneficial cooperation. It was noted that Georgia has always been a supporter of peaceful cooperation and coexistence in the South Caucasus and stands ready to promote the regional dialogue. The President of Armenia expressed his gratitude to Irakli Garibashvili for the contribution made to the process of peaceful dialogue.

Development and advancement of cooperation between the nations was discussed in the areas of energy, connectivity and Black Sea security. Cooperation in the field of trade was discussed. It was noted that trade volumes reached 170.49 MLN USD in Q1 of 2022, which is a 12% increase compared to the previous year. It was highlighted that more room exists for a further increase of trade volumes between Armenia and Georgia.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Robert Khachatryan, Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia; Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia; H.E. Ruben Sadoyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia; Tatevik Karapetyan, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Armenia.

Attendees from the Georgian side included Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration; Lasha Darsalia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; H.E. Irakli Kvanchakhadze, Charge d' Affairs of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia.

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Prime Minister Accompanied by Delegation of Georgia Pays Tribute to the Memory of Holocaust Victims during His Visit to Israel

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 31 May 2022 10:33

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia paid tribute to the memory of Holocaust victims today.

The Head of Government of Georgia visited Yad Vashem together with delegation members during his visit to the State of Israel today.

Irakli Garibashvili had a tour around the museum, laid wreath of garland at the memorial of the victims of Holocaust and made an entry to the Memorial Book.

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Irakli Garibashvili Meets Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of Israel

Published in Politics
Monday, 30 May 2022 13:04

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia started his visit to the State of Israel by meeting his colleague, Naftali Bennett.

Irakli Garibashvili and Naftali Bennett discussed the key aspects of the cooperation agenda between the two countries.

The Prime Minister of the State of Israel expressed gratitude to Irakli Garibashvili for the second official visit.

"It is no secret that we have a mutual belief and respect towards each other. We appreciate that it has been the second official visit to our country" noted Naftali Bennett.

Irakli Garibashvili thanked his Israeli colleague for hosting him today.

"Mr. Prime Minister, first of all thank you for receiving us. It is a great honor to be here. We are close friends and this friendship dates 26 centuries. Once again, thank you!" noted Irakli Garibashvili.

It was noted that 2022 is a jubilee year for bilateral relations, as the 30th Anniversary is celebrated since the establishment of Diplomatic Relations and positive trend of bilateral cooperation in various areas creates opportunities for further advancing our partnership in a number of areas, including education, infrastructure, tourism, trade, agriculture and others.

Attention was focused at the meeting on the development prospects of current cooperation in defense and security.

Irakli Garibashvili expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister of the State of Israel for the solid support of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.

Meeting with the Prime Minister of the State of Israel was attended by Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; Juansher Burchuladze, Minister of Defense of Georgia; Grigol Liluashvili, Head of State Security Service of Georgia; H.E. Lasha Zhvania, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the State of Israel; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.

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Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Congratulates Irakli Garibashvili on the Day of Independence of Georgia

Published in Politics
Friday, 27 May 2022 15:22

Ali Asadov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan congratulated Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia on the Day of Independence of Georgia today.

As noted in the congratulatory letter, Azerbaijan and Georgia have historically established a strong friendship and kind neighborly relations and current cooperation, which will serve to the development of interaction between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

"Allow me to congratulate you on the national holiday of the country - Day of Independence of Georgia - and convey my best wishes.

Azerbaijan and Georgia are connected with a strong friendship and kind neighborly relations that were historically established between our nations. Currently, high level interaction between our countries is based on the kind will of our people who are loyal to these great traditions.

I believe that our strategic partnership, jointly implemented wide-scale projects and cooperation, which is expanding day after day, will serve to the development of relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia and prosperity of our people in future as well.

It brings me pleasure to recall meetings and honest discussions with you. I am confident that decisions made within the scope of Intergovernmental Commissions and implementation of reached agreements will facilitate a further strengthening of our bilateral relations.

On this outstanding day I want to wish you a sound health and success in your work, while everlasting peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Georgia" reads the congratulatory letter.


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Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Estonian President

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 16:51

Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and the special friendship and partnership between the two countries, were the key issues discussed during today's meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Alar Karis, President of the Republic of Estonia.
Held as part of the Prime Minister's visit to Davos, the meeting underlined the close partnership between the two countries and Estonia's considerable support for Georgian institutions' alignment with European standards.
Irakli Garibashvili thanked Alar Karis for firmly supporting Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. In response, Alar Karis reassured the Head of Georgian Government of Estonia's unwavering support for the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
In discussing Georgia's progress toward European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Irakli Garibashvili emphasized that Georgia completed the European Commission's self-assessment questionnaire ahead of schedule, and now is anticipating the European Commission's relevant decision, while counting on Estonia's firm support on the path to European integration.
The conversation also touched on the importance of Georgia's integration into NATO.
The meeting underlined the successful partnership between the two countries in the areas of innovations, digital technologies, and education, also in the field of defense. The parties emphasized the importance of deeper economic cooperation and the need to tap into the full potential in this regard.
The conversation also involved the ongoing military action in Ukraine. Irakli Garibashvili reaffirmed Georgia's solidarity with the Ukrainian people.


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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 11:14

Cooperation between Georgia and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), current military activities witnessed in Ukraine and security environment in the region were among the main topics of discussion at a meeting held today between Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE Secretary General.

The Head of Government of Georgia expressed gratitude to the OSCE Secretary General for the efforts made towards a peaceful conflict resolution and rebuilding of trust among the war-torn communities in Georgia, thereby stressing the role of an OSCE Co-Chairmanship in the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and within the format of incident prevention and response mechanisms. It was once again highlighted at the meeting that the following round of GID should be held in the nearest future.

It was noted that irrespective of the difficult challenges faced in the security and humanitarian conditions on the ground, the Government of Georgia remains committed towards a peaceful conflict resolution initiative and democratic development of the country.

Irakli G+aribashvili and Helga Maria Schmid spoke about the military activities witnessed in Ukraine. The Prime Minister of Georgia reiterated solidarity towards Ukraine and stressed the importance of having the war ended in the shortest period of time.


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Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Amy Weaver, Salesforce CEO

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 09:43

Opportunities for opening an IT and Service Delivery Centre in Georgia, as well as favourable investment climate existing in the country were among the main topics discussed by and between Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia and Amy Weaver, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Salesforce today.

Meeting was held within the scope of a visit paid by the Head of Government of Georgia to Davos. Business enabling environment and prospects of future cooperation were discussed as well.

The Prime Minister of Georgia invited the CEO of Salesforce to get exposed to the pro-business environment in the country.

It was noted that Georgia is leading in a number of ratings produced by reputable international analytic organizations and right policies pursued by the Government of Georgia result in a quick recovery of the economy in the post-pandemic time.

According to the Head of Government of Georgia, the country has Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with the EU, China and other countries of the region, which let Georgia gain free access to a number of huge consumer markets of the world.

Salesforce is the largest computer software developer, which focuses on the customer relation management applications. Company operates in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Finland, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, China, Japan and Italy. The Head Office of the company is based in San-Francisco, California.

Revenues generated by the company exceeded 26 BLN USD last year.

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Prime Minister of Georgia Meets Derek H. Chollet, Foreign Policy Adviser to the United States Secretary of State

Published in Politics
Thursday, 19 May 2022 16:40

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met Derek H. Chollet, Foreign Policy Adviser to the United States Secretary of State today.

The Head of Government of Georgia thanked the US official for his visit to Georgia, thereby noting that it is yet another clear manifestation of US support to the country.

Dignitaries discussed the strategic partnership and prospects of future cooperation between the two nations. It was noted that within the partnership spanning for 30 years already, Georgia is a good example of a country empowered with unwavering support of the USA and assistance rendered to the democratic institutions of the country, capacity building in the defense and economic development.

Dignitaries reviewed the grave situation witnessed in the occupied territories of Georgia. US official clearly reiterated the unwavering support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

Also, discussion was related to the issues of regional security. Attention was paid at the meeting to the military activities currently witnessed in Ukraine. It was noted that Georgia continues to support Ukraine both at the political level - inter alia within the international formats, as well as humanitarian aid. So far over 500 tons of humanitarian cargo has been sent to Ukraine and support towards the war-affected people currently living in Georgia continues to this day.

Significance and strengthening of democratic institutions on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration was highlighted at the meeting. It was noted that authorities of the country assign special importance to US cooperation within this process.

Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by H.E. Kelly C. Degnan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America (USA) to Georgia; Mark Simakovsky, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Jason Ham, US Department of Defense Official (Balkans, Caucasus and Black Sea Region) and Florence Akinyemi, Special Adviser to Derek H. Chollet, while the Georgian side included Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration.

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Irakli Garibashvili’s meeting with Charles Michel in Brussels

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 18 May 2022 10:15

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, as part of his ongoing working visit to Brussels, is holding a series of high-level meetings with the leaders of various European institutions.
This two-day visit includes today's meeting with Charles Michel, President of the European Council. Georgia's EU membership bid and granting the status of a candidate to the country were the key issues discussed.
During the meeting, the parties held extensive discussions on the process of reviewing Georgia's application, including the European Commission's questionnaire, with both of its parts completed by Georgia ahead of schedule, also the country's progress toward implementing the Association Agreement and carrying out democratic reforms. The Prime Minister underlined Georgia's historical choice to return to the European family, emphasizing in this context the importance of the European Commission's opinion and the European Council's decision on granting Georgia the status of a candidate country.
The parties also discussed the region's security situation in light of Russia's military aggression in Ukraine, including the state of affairs in Georgia's occupied territories. The Prime Minister reaffirmed the solidarity and unwavering support of the Georgian Government and people for Ukraine. According to Garibashvili, ending the war in Ukraine is crucially important to all, and the consequences of this war will define the future of both the whole world and Georgia.
Irakli Garibashvili thanked Charles Michel for his personal effort toward supporting Georgia's path to European integration.

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