Georgian President highlights development of ties with Asian partners in address to UN Economic and Social Commission

  • Zourabichvili also noted the role of the UN Commission as “even more crucial in advancing the goals of sustainable development, addressing new challenges and enhancing interaction and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region" in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Photo: President's press office.

Agenda.ge, 23 May 2022 - 13:11, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili highlighted the development of ties between her country and Asian economies in an address to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

In her address to the participants, Zourabichvili said “despite challenges”, Georgia was involved in “intensive cooperation” with the Asia-Pacific region for the development of new energy, transport and communications projects, the president's press office said.

The President said on the back of its European Union membership bid, her country was working to develop ties with Asian economies, in particular through free trade agreements and increased cooperation.

Zourabichvili also noted the role of the UN Commission as “even more crucial in advancing the goals of sustainable development, addressing new challenges and enhancing interaction and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region" in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine.

The 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific is  running between May 23-27 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok and online, under the theme “A common agenda to advance sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific”.

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