Georgia’s Foreign Minister announces Greece visit

Georgia's and Greek Foreign Ministers signed a Co-operation Memorandum in 2013. Foreign Ministry's official photo., 22 Apr 2014 - 14:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze is preparing to travel to Greece to discuss Georgia-Greece relations.

Minister Panjikidze is expected to travel to Greece tomorrow, April 23.

During her official visit Panjikidze will meet her Greek counterpart Evangelos Venizelos, who is the current Deputy Prime Minister of Greece.

The officials will discuss the historical bonds of friendship between the two nations and appraise Georgia’s progress to conclude the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU).

According to the Minister’s agenda, the pair are also set to exchange views on issues relating to bilateral and international interest as well as Georgia’s relations with the NATO.

Panjikidze and Venizelos met each other in November last year in Brussels at one of the margins of the meetings between NATO Foreign Ministers.

At the end of last year’s meeting they signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the two Foreign Ministries, which gave practical expression to Greece’s will to contribute to the promotion of reforms that will bring Georgia closer to the EU.