Cooperation in the field of law enforcement, the importance of further deepening relations between Georgian and Turkish agencies, and the ongoing war in Ukraine were in the focus of a meeting between Vakhtang Gomelauri, the Georgian Interior Minister, and his Turkish counterpart Suleyman Soylu in Georgia on Thursday.
Soylu reaffirmed strong support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, for which Gomelauri expressed his gratitude, noting “the support is crucial for Georgia as 20 percent of the country is occupied by Russia.”
The parties discussed the current “close” relations between the two countries, expressing readiness to further enhance the cooperation in various directions - including border security, combating organised crime and cybercrime.
The ongoing war in Ukraine and its impact on the region were also in focus of today’s meeting, with Soylu expressing Turkey’s readiness “to play a role of a moderator under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan” for a positive outcome in the conflict.
The Interior Minister of Turkey noted Georgia and Turkey further enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of law enforcement agencies, while Gomelauri emphasised the importance of activities of the joint Security Commission, which assembles annually to discuss issues relating to organised crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism.