Prime Minister thanks Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for strongly supporting Georgia’s path to European integration

Published in Politics
Monday, 27 June 2022 09:46

The European Council's decision to grant EU membership perspective to Georgia and the close partnership between the two countries were the key topics discussed during today's meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Péter Szijjártó, Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Irakli Garibashvili thanked Péter Szijjártó for clearly endorsing the EU membership candidate status for Georgia, also emphasizing his gratitude to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for his principled position.

The Head of Government underlined that the European Commission's opinion on Georgia's European perspective has been made official, and based on the European Commission's recommendation, the European Council reaffirmed it.

According to the Prime Minister, the Government of Georgia continues working on every reform on the Association Agenda and will finalize every obligation assumed in the direction of democratic reforms.

Irakli Garibashvili thanked Péter Szijjártó for supporting Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity. In response, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary reaffirmed firm support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and for the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

The meeting also emphasized the successful cooperation between Georgia and Hungary across a variety of areas, with the parties expressing commitment to furthering this partnership.


The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by Anna Maria Sikó, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to Georgia, Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, also by Zaal Gogsadze, Georgia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Hungary, and Revaz Javelidze, Head of the Government Administration.

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A MEETING WAS HELD AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE NEW REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ASIAN BANK OF DEVELOPMENT

Published in Economics
Friday, 24 June 2022 15:42

On June 23, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the newly appointed Director of the Permanent Representation of the Asian Bank of Development (ABR) in Turkmenistan Artur Andrysiak.

During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the issues of current state of relations between Turkmenistan and the Asian Bank of Development and their prospects. The sides named energy, industry, transport, trade, banking sphere and some others as the directions of cooperation.

Special attention was paid to the realization of the project of the construction of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) in the context of regional and international energy cooperation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan having congratulated new Director of the Permanent Representation of the Asian Bank of Development (ABR) in Turkmenistan with appointment, wished him every success in new, responsible assignment.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will pay a working visit to Brussels from 16 to 18 May

Published in Politics
Monday, 16 May 2022 10:45

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili will pay a working visit to Brussels from 16 to 18 May. 

According to the administration of the MFA of Georgia, the Georgian Foreign Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili will meet his counterparts from the European Union within the EU Foreign Relations Council sitting.

Discussions will focus on the EU integration agenda, the EU self-assessment questionnaire handed in by the Georgian Government and the security situation in the region.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, has met with the Prime Minister of Armenia

Published in Politics
Monday, 02 May 2022 16:37

At the meeting, the sides highlighted the historically friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili has met with the Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan

The sides highlighted that the Georgia-Armenia high-level political dialogue and the friendly relations between the Heads of Government of the two countries will contribute to the further development of cooperation.
Discussions focused on the current issues on the agenda of relations between Georgia and the Republic of Armenia. The sides exchanged views on the possibilities of strengthening trade-economic relations and steps to be taken in this direction.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Prime Minister of Armenia welcomed the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

MFA of Georgia

​Ilia Darchiashvili has held a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Published in Politics
Friday, 29 April 2022 14:29

On 28 April 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili had his first telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Eva-Maria Liimets.
The Estonian Minister congratulated his Georgian counterpart on his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs and wished him success in his future endeavors.
Discussing issues on the bilateral agenda, the Ministers underlining the long-standing friendly relations between Georgia and Estonia and the importance of further deepening the political dialogue.
Particular attention was paid to Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration agenda. Focusing on Georgia's application for EU membership, Ilia Darchiashvili spoke about the steps taken by the Georgian government to coordinate the process of completing the EU Self- Assessment Questionnaire. The Minister stressed the importance of partners’ strong support for the implementation of Georgia's priorities, as well as the need to take into account the common interests of the associated trio countries on the path to European integration. Eva-Maria Liimets reaffirmed Estonia's unwavering support for Georgia on its path to EU integration.
The Ministers reviewed the regional security environment resulting from the ongoing war in Ukraine, and exchanged information on the two countries' political and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and their involvement in international efforts.
The Ministers expressed their readiness to continue intensive cooperation and conduct high-level bilateral visits.

MFA of Georgia

The Czech Minister for European Affairs has reaffirmed his support for Georgia on its path to European integration

Published in Politics
Thursday, 14 April 2022 14:26
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili started his visit to the Czech Republic by a meeting with the Minister for European Affairs, Mikuláš BekThe main topic of conversation was the forthcoming Czech Presidency of the European Union, Georgia's application for EU membership and the ongoing procedures for completing the EU membership questionnaire.
At the meeting, the Czech side reaffirmed its unwavering support for Georgia's integration goals and for the EU enlargement policy. As the Minister of European Affairs noted, during the presidency, the priority for the Czech Republic will be the associated trio and the proper positioning of all three countries. In this regard, special note was taken of Georgia's successful reforms in the EU integration process, progress on the implementation of the Association Agreement and many other areas providing an important basis for further success in the process.
The Ministers also focused on the Russian aggression in Ukraine, Georgia’s and the Czech Republic’s support for Ukraine, and the security situation in the region. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia thanked the Czech Republic for its practical support to Georgia in the European integration process.
During his visit to the Czech Republic, Ilia Darchiashvili will meet with his Czech counterpart and the Speaker of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.
 
MFA of Georgia

EU and Georgia hold consultations on security and defence

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 05 April 2022 10:16

On 29-30 March in Tbilisi, the European External Actions Service (EEAS) Managing Director for Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response Mr. Pawel Herczynski and Director General of EU Military Staff Vice-Admiral Hervé Bléjean co-chaired with the Georgian First Deputy Minister of Defence Ms Lela Chikovani the EU-Georgia Consultations on Security and Defence.

On 29-30 March in Tbilisi, the European External Actions Service (EEAS) Managing Director for Common Security and Defence Policy and Crisis Response Mr. Pawel Herczynski and Director General of EU Military Staff Vice-Admiral Hervé Bléjean co-chaired with the Georgian First Deputy Minister of Defence Ms Lela Chikovani the EU-Georgia Consultations on Security and Defence. During the annual consultations and in the context of the military aggression against Ukraine,  the sides discussed the regional security situation and ways to further deepen cooperation between the EU and Georgia in the security and defence domain, including tackling hybrid threats, cyber security challenges and fighting disinformation. EEAS delegation also met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Defence and Security and Chairman of Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Relations.

EU-Georgia

David Zalkaliani has hosted his Armenian counterpart

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 11:35

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, who is paying a working visit to Tbilisi. The Ministers reviewed the current agenda of bilateral cooperation in various fields, as well as the situation in the region.
They positively assessed the dynamics of high-level contacts, which contribute to further rapprochement and expansion of trade and economic ties between the two countries. between the two countries. In this regard, the Ministers welcomed the regular nature of holding economic commissions between the countries. The conversation focused on the initiative of the Prime Minister of Georgia to ensure lasting peace and stability in the South Caucasus.
David Zalkaliani briefed his Armenian counterpart on the dire humanitarian and security environment in the occupied regions of Georgia.
The sides drew attention to the fact that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Armenia and stressed the importance of this date.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia will pay a working visit to Georgia

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 29 March 2022 11:22

On 29 March 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to Georgia.
 
During the visit, the Armenian Foreign Minister will hold meetings with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Gharibashvili and the Vice Prime Minister /Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani.
 
At the meetings, the sides will discuss a wide range of bilateral relations and prospects for their development.
 
In addition, the focus will be on the challenges and important global issues in the region.

MFA Georgia

​David Zalkaliani has met with the newly appointed Special Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office for the South Caucasus

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 15 March 2022 17:20
On 9 March 2022, the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, David Zalkaliani, met with the newly appointed Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, Viorel Moșanu, Co-Chair of the Geneva International Discussions.

The sides discussed the difficult security environment in the region in the wake of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the challenges facing Georgia.
They stressed the need for Russia to fulfill its international obligations, including under the 12 August 2008 ceasefire agreement. Discussions also focused on the Georgian Government’s policy and efforts to resolve the Russian-Georgian conflict peacefully.
The sides highlighted the difficult security, humanitarian and human rights situation in the occupied regions of Georgia and stressed the need for the active involvement of European and international partners.
Particular attention was paid to the ongoing Geneva International Discussions.  Highlighting the need to use the format effectively, the sides also stressed the importance of restoring the Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism (IPRM) in Gali without any preconditions and of holding regular meetings in Ergneti.
At the end of the meeting, Viorel Moșanu confirmed that, in his capacity as Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus and Co-Chair of the Geneva International Discussions, he will spare no effort to ensure active and results-oriented engagement in the peaceful settlement of the conflict.

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