Georgian PM welcomes Denmark’s support for Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration, Embassy launch

  • Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday hosted Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Photo: Government press office, 15 May 2023 - 13:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday welcomed Denmark’s support for his country’s Euro-Atlantic integration aspirations and the opening of the country’s Embassy in Tbilisi, in a meeting with the visiting Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. 

The discussion at the Government Administration in Tbilisi, hours before the scheduled opening of the Embassy, also reviewed bilateral cooperation and ties in energy, defence, tourism and other sectors, as well as prospects of further strengthening the partnership, the Government press office said.

Garibashvili and Rasmussen also focused on prospects of further facilitating trade and economic cooperation, with the head of the Georgian Government highlighting his country’s “favourable investment environment”. 

The PM also thanked the Danish authorities for their “firm support” for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity amid the ongoing occupation of 20 percent of the country’s territory by Russia. 

The Danish official arrived in Georgia on Sunday and was hosted by his Georgian counterpart Ilia Darchiashvili in an informal setting, following the former’s visit of the administrative line in the central Georgian village of Khurvaleti that separates the Russian-occupied Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) region from the rest of the country. 

Rasmussen already held an official meeting with Darchiashvili and Economy Minister Levan Davitashvili, and is scheduled to end his visit later on Monday.