Partnership between Georgia and Japan in various areas and security matters were discussed on Thursday in a meeting between the Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and his Japanese counterpart Yoshimasa Hayashi.
At the meeting held as part of his visit to Tokyo, Darchiashvili emphasised the “outstanding” long-term friendship and partnership between the two countries, the Georgian foreign office said.
The officials noted the partnership was based on “common values”, and focused on potential areas of developing cooperation, including economy, connectivity, sustainable development, energy security, climate change, as well as cultural and people-to-people contacts.
The ministers also reviewed security circumstances in Georgia’s regional environment, the growing economic development of the country on the backdrop of “current challenges”, and the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration agenda.
They also pointed out the “growing role” of the South Caucasus region against the background of the “existing challenges” through the “important” transit and energy functions of Georgia.
The meeting also noted Georgia enjoyed a “large and stable” investment potential, and that Japan was interested in developing a cooperation in this direction.
Many thanks to the Japanese side for yet another demonstration of practical assistance and for allocating the fire-fighting equipment to Georgia. I signed the agreement with my colleague - FM Hayashi in Tokyo earlier today. @MofaJapan_en pic.twitter.com/jym88RQ2B4— Ilia Darchiashvili (@iliadarch) December 15, 2022
Darchiashvili thanked the Japanese Government for its “firm support” of Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and highlighted assistance provided by Japanese authorities to Georgia in various sectors.
The foreign ministers of the two countries also signed a memorandum on transfer of firefighting vehicles from Japan to relevant Georgian agencies.