The cooperation between Georgia and Spain and the deepening of parliamentary, cultural and economic ties were discussed on Tuesday by the Georgian parliament speaker Shalva Papuashvili and Ander Gil, the president of the Spanish senate.
The Georgian parliamentary delegation, led by Papuashvili, and the president of the senate also highlighted the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the countries, adding it was a “good occasion” for further strengthening parliamentary diplomacy, the press service of the parliament said.
Glad to meet @Ander_Gil, President of the Senate of #Spain. We value ????????'s support to ????????'s territorial integrity & Mr. President’s support to Georgia’s EU/NATO accession. Our parliamentary, economic and cultural ties are expanding as ???????? moves forward on its EU membership path. pic.twitter.com/kwKLaxAoTT— Shalva Papuashvili ???????? (@shpapuashvili) November 22, 2022
Papuashvili briefed Gil on Georgia's integration process to the European Union and NATO, while the president of the senate expressed his readiness to support the country’s membership in the EU and thanked the Georgian parliament speaker for the efforts made by the country on the EU membership path, highlighting Georgia as a “significant” country for regional peace and stability.
There is absolute support for Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic path and, in this regard, the desire to stand by the country’s side and help it achieve progress on this path. Therefore, this special openness that we felt in Spain is very important for us and I think it will have a decisive role for Georgia’s progress", Papuashvili said after the meeting.
Agradezco la visita del presidente del Parlamento de Georgia, @shpapuashvili al que he recibido en @senadoesp.— Ander Gil (@Ander_Gil) November 22, 2022
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The parliament speaker stressed the importance of Spain’s support, as the country will be taking over the EU presidency from Sweden in the second half of 2023 and would bring an opportunity to Georgia to “influence” a positive decision for the country.
Papuashvili also noted during the official visit the emphasis would be placed on Georgia’s readiness to have “close” communication and relationship with the representatives of both the congress of deputies and the senate of the Spanish parliament.