Georgia, Lithuania discuss bilateral cooperation issues
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 18 / Trend N. Kirtzkhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili met with Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius. The meeting was held in the palace of the government in Vilnius.
The parties discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation.
Ivanishvili thanked Prime Minister for supporting Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, its striving for the Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as the non-recognition policy of the separatist territories.
According to him, Lithuania's support is of particular importance given its presidency in the EU.
The Georgian delegation participated in the expanded meeting.
Large scale military action was launched in South Ossetia on August 8, 2008. Later, Russian troops occupied Tskhinvali and expelled the Georgian military.
Russia recognised the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in late August. In response, Tbilisi broke diplomatic relations with Moscow and has called the two unrecognised republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia occupied territories.