Georgia-Ukraine leaders’ phone conversation reveals strong bilateral support

Georgia did not recognise the March 16, 2014 Crimea referendum, which violated international law. Photo credit: Open Ukraine, 31 Dec 2016 - 11:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia’s Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko have held a phone conversation last night that discussed the close cooperation of the two nations and both countries’ European intentions.

A statement released by the Prime Minister’s Administration noted the Georgian side offered its support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian side reconfirmed its firm support for Georgia.

"The parties discussed ways of further developing the bilateral relations in different domains,” the statement read.

Poroshenko congratulated Kvirikashvili on the ruling party's victory in October’s parliamentary elections and his appointment as Prime Minister, wishing him success.

The President of Ukraine also thanked the Head of the Georgian Government for coauthoring the United Nations resolution on Ukraine.

The leaders wished each other a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Kvirikashvili invited Poroshenko to Georgia.