Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov 15 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze held the first meeting with foreign policy advisor to German Chancellor Christoph Heusgen, during a visit to Germany.
"Germany, as a member of NATO and the EU is the most important country for us, and it can do a lot to help us," the minister told reporters.
She noted that events in Georgia were discussed during the meeting.
"We also touched on the fact that after Georgian Dream came to power, the priority of the new government and the prime minister is to strengthen civil society, an independent judiciary, strengthening and deepening of democratic institutions, free media and the values that are important to the EU and NATO," Panjikidze said.
The Minister stressed the special role of Germany in Georgia during the last 20 years.
"I asked him to activate the role of Germany in addressing different issues. He became interested in the issue of normalizing relations with Russia," Panjikidze said.
Military actions were launched in the Georgian territory, South Ossetia on Aug.8 in 2008. Later the Russian troops occupied the city of Tskhinvali and drove the Georgian military back. Russia recognised the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke off diplomatic relations with Moscow and announced the two unrecognised republics as occupied territories.