The FINANCIAL — Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Zviad Gonadze arrived in the Republic of India for a two-day working visit where he held meetings with Indian Deputy Foreign Minister Sujata Mehta and Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ashok Gajapathi.
Discussions during the meetings focused on a broad spectrum bilateral co-operation. The sides agreed to work jointly towards marking the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and India in 2017. Special attention was paid to the importance of exchanging high-level visits in terms of further developing political, economic and cultural relations, as well as people-to-people contacts between Georgia and India, according to MFA of Georgia.
At the meeting with the Civil Aviation Minister, the sides discussed issues relating to co-operation in the areas of tourism, transport and cinema industry. The sides welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Intentions and expressed their satisfaction at the upcoming visit of the delegation of the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India to Georgia, due to take place in 2017. The delegation will comprise representatives of the Air India Company. Within the framework of the visit, the sides will hold talks on the draft air communications agreement. It was underlined that the launch of direct flights between Georgia and India will further strengthen relations between the two countries.
Within the framework of his visit to India, Zviad Gonadze visited the Joint Visa Application Centre – VFS Global where he met representatives of the company to discuss ways of providing speedy and effective visa services to the citizens of India intending to visit Georgia. VFS Global provides visa and passport services to the governments of various countries and their diplomatic missions abroad.