Georgian FM stresses “importance of peace” at Summit of the Future ministerial

  • Georgian FM on Thursday addressed a preparatory ministerial for the UN’s Summit of the Future in September 2024. Photo: Foreign Ministry press office, 22 Sep 2023 - 13:25, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Thursday stressed the “importance of peace and stability” in his address to a preparatory ministerial for the United Nations Summit of the Future on global challenges next year, while also discussing ties with counterparts from Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Uzbekistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly 78th session in New York. 

In his address to the ministerial for the Summit scheduled for September 2024 and aiming to strengthen global governance to address global challenges to ensure the welfare of future generations, the FM expressed hopes the event would contribute to global peace and security as a “prerequisite for the advancement of human rights and the achievement of sustainable development”. 

He also focused on the need to protect the “fundamental values of the UN” and noted the necessity to adopt the declaration of the forthcoming summit, which he said could help to reach a consensus between the countries and strengthen multilateralism.

The official stressed the Summit should condemn “serious violations” of international law and the UN charter, and emphasised the importance of protecting and strengthening responsibilities for these violations.

In his remarks, Darchiashvili highlighted his Government's readiness to “fully implement” the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the need to address climate change.

The meeting with Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan highlighted the importance of “strategic partnership” between the two states and their role for ensuring peace and security in the South Caucasus region. 

The officials also reviewed “successful” bilateral cooperation and “excellent partnership” in international organisations, and ways to further strengthen it. 

The discussion with Elmedin Konaković, the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina,  

noted the need to further intensify bilateral cooperation, considering the presence of “great potential” and common European aspirations. 

Darchiashvili briefed the colleague about his Government's work and efforts to implement the reform agenda outlined by the European Union last year for granting Georgia its membership candidate status in December. 

Discussing bilateral and multilateral ties, the Georgian FM told his Uzbek counterpart Bakhtiyor Saidovb that his country was cooperating “successfully” with Asian states, with focuses made on trade, economic and transit partnership.