Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Lithuania, the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Zalkaliani met with the Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen.
The meeting was attended by members of the Lithuanian Parliament - Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Laima Liucija Andrikienė and Chairman of the Friendship Group with Georgia, Raimundas Lopata. The sides underlined the successful and close cooperation between the two countries at the parliamentary level, including the strong mutual support on international parliamentary platforms.
The Speaker of the Seimas reiterated Lithuania’s strong support for the European choice and the territorial integrity of Georgia. The conversation focused on Georgia's success on the path to European integration and the results already achieved, namely, the Association Agreement and visa-free travel with the EU. Special note was taken of the importance of successfully continuing the reforms and planned or implemented under the Association Agreement, and Lithuania’s commitment to further support Georgia on this path.
The participants of the meeting exchanged views on the current geopolitical processes, the existing security environment and the recent development of events. Representatives of the Lithuanian Seimas reaffirmed that Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, sovereignty and territorial integrity remain among the Lithuanian parliament’s priorities.
The sides expressed their readiness to exchange high-level visits at the parliamentary level. The sides also reviewed the positive dynamics of bilateral relations between the two countries, including in areas such as tourism, trade and people-to-people contacts.