29 Nov 2018 - 17:38
France is ready to work with Madame Zurabishvili to further strengthen the excellent and old relationship between our two countries. The new president will be able to count on our determination to continue to act in favour of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders,” read the statement.
France extends its most sincere congratulations to her and wishes her every success in the performance of her duties”, read the statement.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite and President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid have also congratulated Zurabishvili on her election as President of Georgia. All three presidents have sent congratulatory messages via their official Twitter accounts.
My congratulations to Salome Zurabishvili on her election as President of Georgia. I wish you, every success in ensuring Georgia’s democratic European development and consolidation of society. I’m convinced of the further deepening of strategic partnership between our two nations— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) November 29, 2018
Congratulations to President elect of #Georgia Salome Zurabishvili – best luck serving your country and its people!— Dalia Grybauskaitė (@Grybauskaite_LT) November 28, 2018
Congratulations to Salome Zurabishvili on her election as President of #Georgia. Looking forward to further strengthening the already excellent relations btw ????????and ???????? based on shared values and common interests— Kersti Kaljulaid (@KerstiKaljulaid) November 29, 2018
President of France Emmanuel Macron has also sent warm wishes to Salome Zurabishvili in an official letter emphasising the long term relations between the two countries which were supported by her in the past as Foreign Minister.
He reaffirmed that France is going to further support Georgia's sovereignty and integrity and his expressed hope to meet with Salome Zurabishvili to 'strengthen the bilateral ties between France and Georgia'.