Prime ministers of Czechia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary congratulate Georgia, PM on Independence Day

Orbán also noted the two governments planned to further develop the “system of close relations” and work for Georgia's European integration. Photo: Government Administration, 27 May 2024 - 19:15, Tbilisi,Georgia

Prime ministers of Czechia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary sent their congratulations to the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze and citizens of the country on Independence Day.

In his congratulatory letter, Czech PM Petr Fiala said Georgia could “always count on Czech support in terms of territorial integrity, further consolidation of democracy and economic well-being, in the process of fulfilling the conditions set for European and Euro-Atlantic integration”, adding he “firmly believed” the “mutually beneficial cooperation will develop successfully in the future”.

Fiala also expressed his “respect” to his Georgian counterpart and thanked him for the invitation to attend the events marking the date.

Prime Minister of Bulgaria and Foreign Minister Dimitar Glavchev said his Government “highly valued” ​​the existing bilateral relations with Georgia and its people, noting the “fruitful cooperation” between the two countries would contribute to “progress on the common European path”.

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He also wished Georgian citizens and Kobakhidze “good health and success”, noting the latter's “very responsible position” as the head of the Government.

The Croatian PM expressed his “sincere congratulations” to Kobakhidze and the country on Independence Day.

Croatia’s PM Andrej Plenković noted recent relations between the two countries had become “more intense” and pledged his support to Georgia's European aspirations.

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He expressed confidence the cooperation would “further strengthen”, particularly in economy, trade, tourism and culture, and also used the opportunity to confirm the support of Croatia to European aspirations of Georgia.

Plenković added Georgia had made progress on the path to joining the European Union, and expressed hope the trajectory will continue.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán “heartily congratulated” his Georgian counterpart and people of the country on the national holiday and said the cooperation was “exemplary” and facilitated by a continuous development of economic and political relations.

He emphasised it was “in our common interest” to promote further expansion of Hungarian-Georgian relations, noting a high-level governmental meeting, planned for the second half of the year, would be a “good opportunity” for the purpose.

He also highlighted the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event hosted this year in Budapest, Hungary, had featured Kobakhidze, adding the “new high-level political dialogue” would

Orbán also noted the two governments planned to further develop the “system of close relations” and work for Georgia's European integration.