Participants of two EU initiatives – the Covenant of Mayors East and Mayors for Economic Growth – will meet for a high-level conference on 20–23 November in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
More than 300 participants are expected from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. They will exchange experiences, best practices and lessons learnt in relation to the implementation of energy efficiency measures and harnessing of economic development of their communities.
Representatives of local public administrations, government officials, community activists and EU representatives will participate in the event. They will also discuss decentralisation initiatives, sustainable use of energy and resources, and climate change mitigation initiatives, as well as ways of straightening cooperation between beneficiaries of EU-funded initiatives in the Eastern Partner countries.
Covenant of Mayors East is part of the EU4Energy Initiative. EU4Energy covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the long term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector.
Tbilisi – Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Georgia Ihor Dolhov.
The sides discussed the historically friendly and partner relations between the two countries. Discussions focused on key issues on the bilateral and multilateral agenda. Special attention was paid to the need of exchanging high-level visits.
The Minister and the Ambassador reaffirmed their mutual support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other’s countries,. In this context Zalkaliani highlighted the importance of the Ukrainian Vice Premier ten years after the Russia-Georgia war that is a clear demonstration of Ukraine’s solidarity with Georgia.
The Ambassador congratulated David Zalkaliani on his appointment as Foreign Minister and wished him success in his future endeavours.