The FINANCIAL — Within the framework of her two-day visit, Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili paid a visit to the Federal Republic of Germany on 5 May 2015, where she held official meetings with Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the German Federal Chancellor’s Adviser on Foreign and Security Policy Christoph Heusgen.
Following the meeting with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the two Ministers held a joint press conference, according to MFA Georgia.
During the meetings with the representatives of the German Government, discussions focused on a wide range of issues relating to bilateral and international co-operation, preparations for the Eastern Partnership Riga Summit and the progress that has been achieved by Georgia in the European integration process. Tamar Beruchashvili emphasised the special importance of the Riga Summit. Talking points also included integration with the NATO, situation in the occupied Abkhazian and Tskhinvali regions, International Geneva Discussions, challenges facing regional stability and security. Special emphasis was placed on the importance of Germany’s support for Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration course, as well as on prospects for the strengthening of relations in the fields of trade, economy, culture and other areas.
Within the framework of the visit, the Georgian Foreign Minister took part in a meeting organized by the Körber Foundation which was attended by experts from various branches of the German Government. Tamar Beruchashvili delivered a speech titled: “Georgia’s European Way – Georgia before the Riga Summit” followed by a Q&A session. The Minister also took part in the conference: “Riga and beyond: what future for the Eastern Partnership” held by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) where she delivered a speech titled: “The future of the Eastern Neighbourhood beyond Riga: a reality check”. Present at the Conference were also representatives of the German Government, diplomatic corps, think tanks and other foreign guests.
Minister Tamar Beruchashvili held meetings with leading German journalists and granted interviews to various media outlets.