Georgian-Irish consultations held at Georgian Foreign Ministry

Georgia Materials 12 June 2010 11:46 (UTC +04:00)

Georgia, Tbilisi, June 12 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has held another round of bilateral Georgian-Irish consultations.

The Irish side was headed by political director of the Foreign Affairs Department David Donohue, the Press and Information Department told Trend.

The consultations was also attended by Director of the Europe and Central Asia Department Michael Forbes.

The consultation meeting was held with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Alexander Nalbandov. At the meeting the sides discussed topical issues of bilateral and multilateral relations, including the Irish presidency of the OSCE in 2012.

In the frames of the consultations a meeting was held with Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia Alexander Nalbandov.

The sides discussed topical issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Georgia and Ireland, including the Irish chairmanship of OSCE in 2012.

Special focus was put on the importance of developing economic and trade relations between the two countries.

The sides discussed in detail the situation on Georgia's occupied territories , state strategy with respect to the occupied territories, Georgia's relations with the European Union and its participation in the East partnership Initiative, relations with the Russian federation and other regional issues.

The Irish side reaffirmed Ireland's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.The sides reaffirmed their readiness to work towards the strengthening of bilateral and multilateral relations.