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Romanian Pime Minister official visit to Georgia

Romanian PM Victor Ponta and Georgian PM Irakli GaribashviliRomanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta paid on 14 -15 March 2014 an official visit to Georgia. It is the first official visit of a Romanian Prime Minister in Georgia. Prime Minister was received by President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelaşvili and he hold discussions with his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibaşvili. He also had a meeting with Speaker of Parliament David Usupaşvili and laid a wreath at the Georgian Heroes Monument.

The visit is part of the Romanian and Georgian political dialogue at the highest level and is an expression of Romania’s interest to strengthen the relations of cooperation with Georgia in all areas, with a focus on trade cooperation, in energy and transport areas. Georgia is Romania’s main trading partner in the South Caucasus, trade between the two countries registered a steady growth in the past three years.

Visit of Prime Minister of Romania is also a clear message of support for European and Euro -Atlantic aspirations of Georgia, taking into account the context of current developments in the region.

On this occasion, Romanian Prime Minster made a statement at the joint press conference with Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili (click here to access).

 

Background information: During 2013-2014, the Romanian Embassy in Tbilisi carries the mandate Contact Point Embassy (CPE ) NATO in Georgia. Romania is the main contributor with 38 people deployed in the field, at the EU Georgia Monitoring Mission, which monitors the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement, signed in August 2008. 

Source:  Press release 

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