S. Korea vows to help Georgia re-plant burnt forest in Borjomi

Georgia’s Prime Minister in the disaster zone in Borjomi. Photo by Prime Minister’s press office.
Agenda.ge, 04 Sep 2017 - 15:32, Tbilisi,Georgia

South Korea has expressed readiness to support Georgia in re-planting a recently burnt forest in the Borjomi gorge in the country’s east.

The promise was voiced by deputy speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, a legislative body,  Park Joosun at the meeting with Georgia’s Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze in Kutaisi today.

Georgian officials say 200 hectares of forest were burnt in the Borjomi gorge during the fire last month.  

The Korean delegation arrived to Georgia today. Photo by Parliament of Georgia press office. 

Kobakhidze thanked the Korean official for the support and stressed despite a long distance between the two nations Georgia and Korea enjoy "significant progress” in trade, energy, education and tourism.

The Georgian Speaker thanked South Korea for their support to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and condemned North Korea’s nuclear tests which "create threat not only for the Korean Peninsula but the whole global security.”