Georgia, Tbilisi, June 22 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
In light of the twentieth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Holy See a Georgian Foreign Ministry delegation paid a working visit to the Vatican. The delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze.
During the visit the delegation met with Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Dominique Mamberti and his deputy, Monsignor Ettore Balestrero, chairman of the Council for Justice and Peace, Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral relations and prospects of development of multilateral relations. The need to expand relations between the two countries and the importance of consolidating forces to global challenges were stressed.
The Vatican has once again expressed support for Georgia's territorial integrity and reaffirmed the position of non-recognition policy of the occupied territories.
In connection with the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Vatican the conference hall of the Vatican hosted a conference organised by the Embassy of Georgia to Holy See. Ambassador Ketevan Bagration, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nikoloz Vashakidze and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti addressed those present. The speakers noted the positive dynamics of development of relations between Georgia and the Vatican.
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