Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and his newly appointed Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen held an introductory phone conversation on Sunday to discuss close, friendly relations between the countries.
The “centuries-old friendship” between Georgia and Israel was emphasised by the officials, with them expressing readiness to further deepen and develop cooperation between the states and highlighting the importance of exchanging “high-level” visits, the Foreign Ministry said.
Had a ☎️ call with my Israeli colleague @elicoh1 today. We covered a set of core themes of ????????-???????? bilateral agenda, focusing on centuries-old historical ties and friendship between our countries. Outlined the ways for the development of the multidimensional partnership. pic.twitter.com/0VljnmoxJg— Ilia Darchiashvili (@iliadarch) February 12, 2023
The ministers agreed to continue cooperation on priority issues of the political agenda and expressed willingness to take necessary steps for the development of trade and economic relations between the two countries.
People-to-people ties were also appreciated by the FMs, with Darchiashvili congratulating his colleague on his appointment as a minister, wishing him success in his future work and confirming his readiness to continue close cooperation.