The bilateral relations between Georgia and France and the European perspective of the country were discussed on Friday in a meeting between Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Catherine Colonna, the French Foreign Minister, who is on an official visit to Georgia.
The officials reviewed the existing relations between Georgia and France and the prospects of future cooperation both in bilateral and multilateral formats, with the PM appreciating France’s “strong and active” support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as its “greatest efforts” put forth for the non-recognition of Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories, the Government Administration said.
The importance of France’s support for Georgia on the path to EU integration was also highlighted at the meeting, emphasising Georgia’s continuous commitment to European values, as well as its positive role in maintaining security and stability in the region.
The meeting was attended by Sheraz Gasri, the Ambassador of France to Georgia, Frédéric Mondoloni, the Director of the Directorate for Continental Europe and Richard Requena, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of France to Georgia, as well as Adrien Frier, Advisor to the Minister, and Brice Roquefeuil, the French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.
From the Georgian side, Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili, the Head of Government Administration Revaz Javelidze, and the Ambassador of Georgia to France Gocha Javakhishvil attended the meeting held in the Government Administration.
Source : Agenda