PRESS RELEASE 14
Meeting Between the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
28/01/2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, held a meeting today with David Zalkaliani, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

This marks Minister Zalkaliani’s first official visit to our country.

Both ministers have highlighted the good bilateral relationships, as well as their great potential for development, and have reviewed some of the issues of bilateral interest in several areas such as cooperation in the United Nations, the fight against terrorism and organised crime or the management of migration flows. Likewise, Minister Josep Borrell has reminded to his counterpart that Spain has always been firm in respecting the principle on sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Members States and, therefore, has reiterated the Spanish stance with regard to Abkhazia and South Ossetia as integral parts of Georgia. The Spanish minister reiterated the full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognised borders.

With regard to the international agenda, both ministers welcomed the progress of the reforms implemented by the Georgian administration within the framework of the Partnership Agreement with the EU, and they reviewed other current issues such as the progress made in the International Talks in Geneva (Abkhazia and South Ossetia), the current situation of the Council of Europe and the relationships within the OSCE.

Finally, within the economic scope, they have highlighted the wide margins of deepening in areas in which Spain is a leading country, such as infrastructures, hydroelectric projects and the tourism sector.

 

 

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