Bilateral agenda between Georgia and Greece and the latter’s support for Georgia’s European integration were discussed on Wednesday in a meeting between the Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias.
The ministers signed a memorandum on cooperation for diplomatic training, the Georgian foreign service said, while highlighting the “historically established friendly ties” between their countries.
The officials also noted the “great potential” in tourism and trade cooperation, and agreed to facilitate a meeting of an intergovernmental economic commission in the near future.
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The meeting also highlighted the “increased” role and importance of Georgia in the wider region in both its attractiveness to businesses and tourists, and via the growing transit function of the country.
Darchiashvili thanked the Greek Government for its support of the Georgian diaspora in the country.
On his part, Dendias expressed his Government’s “firm” support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and noted the country’s progress on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Darchiashvili briefed his counterpart on the steps being taken to implement the European Union’s conditions for granting the country the membership candidate status.