Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Friday assessed Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili’s address at the United Nations General Assembly and said Garibashvili had delivered messages intended for the country’s friends and partners from the UN tribune, focusing on several main topics.
Darchiashvili told the media the PM in his speech had emphasised that Georgia “has chosen a peaceful resolution of the conflict” amid the occupation of the country and its consequences. “The Georgian government, under his [Garibashvili’s] leadership, is doing everything to restore the territorial integrity of Georgia in the only way and that is the peaceful resolution of the conflict”, the FM added.
The second main issue Garibashvili spoke about is Georgia’s European future, Darchiashvili said, adding the PM had emphasised that the country’s efforts “are unlimited” in order to receive the European Union membership candidate status by the end of the year “which is the next step for us to successfully continue moving towards the common goal of Georgia's permanent, full-fledged membership in the EU”.
International ratings, highlighted by the PM in his address, indicate the Government's “great efforts” for the development of the country and to be a “worthy member” of the European family, Darchiashvili said, adding Garibashvili had also highlighted the economic development of Georgia.
The Government’s efforts to strengthen and ensure peace in the region and help Georgia’s southern neighbours to reach a peace agreement as soon as possible were also emphasised by the Head of the Government, Darchiashvili noted.
The FM also said Garibashvili had expressed his solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and noted the Government would continue to provide assistance to the country “within the limits of Georgia’s capabilities”.
Georgia is committed to the basic principles and values on which the UN and this organisation stand, and we are a full-fledged and valuable member of the international community that upholds international principles and values”, the Foreign Minister stressed.
Darchiashvili noted that on the sidelines of the General Assembly, the PM had held bilateral high-level meetings with his colleagues, which “have also served the country’s European future”.