German President Frank Walter Steinmeier arrives in Georgia

  • Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani welcomes German Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier at Tbilisi International Airport. Photo: David Zalkaliani/Twitter, 6 Oct 2019 - 20:27, Tbilisi,Georgia

The German Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier has arrived in Tbilisi.

Accompanied by his wife Elke Budenbender, Steinmeier is paying an official visit to Georgia for the first time as a President.

He earlier visited the country in 2016 when he served as the German Foreign Minister.

Photo: David Zalkaliani/Twitter

During his visit on October 6-8, Steinmeier will meet with President Salome Zurabishvili, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze and Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II.

Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani welcomed Steinmeier at Tbilisi International Airport earlier today. 

Minister Zalkaliani said Germany is “a strong supporter” of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as its European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations.