PM: Georgia remains Ukraine's strategic partner

PM: Georgia remains Ukraine's strategic partner

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13

By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:

On December 12-13, the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia paid an official visit to Ukraine, Trend reports via Georgian Government.

During the visit, Giorgi Gakharia met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During the one-on-one meeting, the two countries' leaders discussed common European prospects. The parties emphasized the friendly relations between the Georgian and Ukrainian nations which promise to bring about concrete result for both countries.

After the one-on-one discussions, an enhanced-format meeting was held at the Administration of the President of Ukraine, attended by Georgia's Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani and the Georgian Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Advisor Irakli Chikovani.

After the completion of the meeting, Gakharia and Zelensky signed the Agreement on the Establishment of the High-Level Georgia-Ukraine Strategic Council. The work of the Strategic Council incorporates four directions: political, trade and economic, defense and security, and cultural and humanitarian. Each direction will have a working group led by corresponding ministers, which will ensure a high level of comprehensive bilateral dialogue.

The leaders of two countries emphasized that the signing of the agreement at such a high level demonstrates the two countries' commitment to moving relations to a higher level.

Under the official visit, the Prime Minister of Georgia also met with his Ukrainian counterpart, Oleksiy Honcharuk.

According to the Georgian Prime Minister, the strategic partnership between the two countries must draw on effective economic cooperation, and the Georgian Government is ready to achieve more in the areas of trade, transport, and development and attract further investments in various directions.

Giorgi Gakharia also emphasized the importance of the Euro-Atlantic integration of Georgia and Ukraine, underlining the need to enhance the effectiveness of cooperation in this direction.

According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Georgia is Ukraine's strategic partner, and Prime Minister Gakharia's visit will lay the foundation for further deepening and developing bilateral relations.

As part of his official visit, the Prime Minister of Georgia met with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

During the meeting, the Head of Government spoke about the aspirations and challenges of the two countries. Giorgi Gakharia also underscored the successful cooperation at the parliamentary level and commended the trilateral format of cooperation between the Parliaments of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova.

The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada thanked the Prime Minister of Georgia for his official visit, and emphasized that it is an honor to host Giorgi Gakharia in the 9th convocation of the Ukrainian Parliament.

During the visit, the Prime Minister participated in the Plenary Session of the Heads of the GUAM Member States. After the session, the parties signed documents designed to create a unified economic zone between the organization's member states, and to foster the achievement of FTAs. Giorgi Gakharia, together with the Heads of the GUAM Member States, signed the Comprehensive Declaration defining economic processes within GUAM, also the development of transport and energy corridors, prospects of developing free trade, people-to-people contacts, and bolstering tourism, along with the political dimension.

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