Georgian, Swedish FMs discuss bilateral cooperation, “close”, “friendly” relations

After the meeting, Darchiashvili also thanked Georgia’s “group of friends” countries - the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Canada, Romania, Finland, Ireland, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, the United States, Ukraine, Sweden, Slovakia, Iceland and Denmark -  for their support of Georgia in the OSCE. Photo: Foreign ministry, 01 Dec 2022 - 21:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

The bilateral cooperation, “close” and “friendly” relations between Georgia and Sweden were discussed on Thursday by the Georgian foreign minister Ilia Darchiashvili and his Swedish counterpart Tobias Billström in a meeting held within the framework of the 29th OSCE ministerial council in Łódź.

At the meeting, the FMs exchanged information on the European integration agenda of Georgia and the process of implementing the recommendations of the European Commission, and highlighted the importance of recognition of the European perspective for Georgia by the Commission, while expressing hope that the country would receive the candidate status as well.

Photo: Foreign ministry

Darchiashvili congratulated his colleague on Sweden’s candidacy for NATO membership and expressed hope that the country would join the alliance in the “near future”, while expressing gratitude to Billström for his country’s support to Georgia and emphasising the importance of “close cooperation” between the countries during Sweden’s presidency of the Council of the EU.

The ministers highly appreciated the relations between Georgia and Sweden in multilateral formats, including Sweden's support within the framework of the OSCE, with Darchiashvili stressing the importance of the country’s “active support” in the process of fulfilling the EU recommendations and receiving the candidate status. 

I would definitely like to mention that we have received unwavering and strong messages of support from the Swedish foreign minister. I am sure that during their chairmanship, Georgia will also have concrete results in the direction of European integration”, Darchiashivili added.