Georgian and French presidents discuss Georgia’s security challenges in Brussels, 12 Jul 2018 - 17:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed Georgia’s security challenges on the sidelines of the NATO Brussels Summit today.

Macron vowed that France will be more intensively involved in strengthening Georgia’s security systems, Margvelashvili’s press office stated.

He [Macron] has shown readiness to raise Georgia high on France’s political agenda and promised that he will raise Georgian issues during his meetings,” the press office announced.

Macron also stated that Russia must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and Ukraine.

Macron thanked Margvelashvili for Georgia’s contribution to international missions and mentioned Georgia’s "impressive progress” on the NATO integration path.

Margvelashvili thanked Macron for his country’s support to Georgia, as well as for voting for international resolutions urging for the safe and dignified return of internally displaced population in the Georgian historic regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia). 

Margvelashvili stated that there were other fields than politics where Georgia and France could further enhance ties.

Margvelashvili also invited Macron to visit Georgia.