”Main areas” of cooperation between Georgia and Israel, and prospects of further deepening the existing cooperation between the countries were discussed on Thursday in a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
Hosted during Garibashvili’s visit to Israel, the meeting saw the Georgian official note the two countries’ “significant experience of a fruitful cooperation” and highlighted the importance of deepening the “friendship and cooperation”, the Government Administration said.
Garibashvili stressed the Jewish community in his country had “always felt the friendship, full support and comfort” of the general public.
The officials discussed cooperation in the economy, with Garibashvili noting trade and economic relations between the two countries were growing “dynamically” and adding plans for launching negotiations on a free trade agreement next year. He said the deal would bring the partnership between the countries to a “qualitatively new stage”.
The meeting also focused on the “positive dynamics” of cooperation in tourism, while the two leaders also discussed security challenges in the world.
Garibashvili thanked Netanyahu for Israel's support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and invited him to visit the country.