The FINANCIAL — Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze spoke about the existing relations with Georgia’s strategic partners when appearing at the joint meeting of the Foreign Relations and European Integration Committees of the Georgian Parliament.
The Minister paid special attention to Georgia’s strategic partnership with the U.S. according to him, relations with the U.S. will remain one of the key priorities of Georgia’s foreign policy. He emphasized the importance of Georgia’s co-operation with the U.S. in the areas of defence, education and economy, according to MFA of Georgia.
In his speech, Mikheil Janelidze spoke extensively about Georgia’s bilateral relations with the European countries. According to him, Georgia attaches priority to importance to the development of strategic co-operation with the countries of West Europe, as well as with the countries of East Europe and Baltic states.
The Minister described as unprecedented the level of co-operation between Georgia and Germany in 2016 emphasizing that these relations will take on a particularly meaningful focus in 2017, which will mark the 200th anniversary of friendship between the two countries.
The Minister singled out for special mention the defence co-operation with France, the Italian Foreign Minister’s first official visit to Georgia and putting the relations with Great Britain and Turkey into a strategic format.
According to Mikheil Janelidze, 2017 will also be an important year in terms of developing co-operation with the eastern countries.