Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Angela Merkel, September 27, 2017. Photo:

PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili meets Angela Merkel

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The FINANCIAL — Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who is on his one-day working visit to Germany, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose party has recently won the national election, giving Merkel her fourth term in office.

According to PM’s press office, Kvirikashvili told the Chancellor that this electoral win was “very important for Europe.”

The two sides discussed bilateral political and economic cooperation, with the Georgian Prime Minister telling his counterpart that the reforms completed and still ongoing in Georgia, along with the association agreement and the free trade agreement with the European Union, as well as the visa liberalization for the Georgian citizens, would facilitate the German business activities in Georgia, which, in the words of Kvirikashvili, would be beneficial for both countries.

The conflict between Georgia and Russia, and the situation in the occupied regions of Georgia, as well as on the occupation line, were also discussed, while the EU’s important role in the peace process was underlined. The two leaders touched upon global security issues as well, highlighting Georgia’s participation in the Afghanistan mission.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Kvirikashvili was accompanied by Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, Prime Minister’s foreign policy advisor Tedo Japaridze and Georgian Ambassador to Germany Lado Chanturia, according to Civil.Ge.


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