The “solid partnership” and “close” friendly relations in various directions between Georgia and Germany were discussed on Saturday by Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in a meeting held within the framework of the ongoing Munich Security Conference.
Garibashvili briefed Scholz on the steps being taken for fulfilling the European Union’s conditions for granting the country the membership candidate status and expressed hope that Germany would continue to support Georgia’s “key foreign policy goals”.
The analytical report on Georgia published lately by the European Commission was also mentioned [at the meeting], in which the country’s progress in terms of compatibility of its national legislation with the EU laws was positively evaluated, the Government Administration said.
In his tweet, the Georgian Prime Minister hailed the “fruitful” meeting with the German Chancellor and stressed Georgia was a “loyal ally” for the EU.
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The Head of the Government noted Georgia would be hosting the tourism exhibition ITB Berlin in March and highlighted the festival would be an “excellent way” to increase the awareness of the country and attract more visitors, as well as to further develop Georgia’s tourism sector on an international scale.
Expressing his gratitude towards the German Chancellor for his “strong support” of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for the policy of non-recognition of Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories, Garibashvili invited Scholz to Georgia.