The delegation of the Georgian Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday discussed bilateral relations with the officials of the Foreign Affairs and Education Committees of the British House of Commons and Georgia-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group.
Nikoloz Samkharadze, the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and head of the Georgian delegation, discussed deepening cooperation in defence and security fields with his British counterpart Alicia Kearns. The officials emphasised the importance of strategic partnership and reinforcement of the parliamentary format of the Wardrop Strategic Dialogue.
The regional security and threats from Russia, NATO expansion and the UK's support in the process of Georgia's integration into the alliance were also reviewed at the meeting, the Georgian Parliament press office said.
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The Georgian Parliamentary delegation discussed the digitisation of education with Robin Walker, the Chair of the Education Committee, highlighting the importance of sharing experiences in this regard. The Georgian side briefed their British counterparts on the ongoing and planned projects, the development of vocational education opportunities and the internationalisation of Georgian higher education.
The agenda of bilateral relations, including “urgent matters” for Georgia’s security challenges, the situation in the Black Sea and wider region amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as Georgia’s integration into the European Union, were discussed by the country’s delegation and the Head of the Georgia-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group Jonathan Djanogly and the group members.