Georgia’s State Minister holds bilateral high-level meetings in UK
Georgia, Tbilisi, April 17 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian State Minister for Integration into European and Euro-Atlantic structures Alexi Petriashvili is on a working visit to the UK, where he held high-level bilateral meetings with the Minister for International Security Strategy Andrew Murison, Minister of State for Europe and NATO David Lidington and the members of the Georgian-British Parliamentary Friendship Group chaired by Mark Reklesa.
During the meeting, the State Minister thanked the British side for support to Georgia's integration into the EU and NATO, and briefed about the implemented and planned activities in this direction, the State Minister's office reported on Wednesday.
The parties also discussed the importance of Georgia's participation in international peacekeeping missions. The British side particularly noted the contribution of Georgia as the largest contributor among non-NATO members in the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.
During the visit, Petriashvili met with representatives of the European Council on Foreign Relations analytical center.
The State Minister met with representatives of NGOs and local media, discussed foreign policy priorities of Georgia and answered questions of participants.
"They have expressed great interest in connection with the processes taking place in the country today, and it was hoped that the changes and improvements, initiated after the parliamentary elections in 2012, will be very successful and fruitful and lead us to our ultimate goal, that is integration into the EU and NATO," Petriashvili said.
After the UK, the State Minister will pay a working visit to Slovakia to speak at the forum on global security.