The FINANCIAL — Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze and President of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation Christa Markwalder discussed the increasing potential of co-operation between the two countries in different spheres and once again underlined the importance of concluding the Agreement between Georgia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
On 6 September 2016, Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze met President of the Swiss National Council Christa Markwalder, who is on her working visit to Georgia, according to MFA of Georgia.
Discussions focused on the active co-operation between Georgia and the Swiss Confederation both in bilateral and multilateral formats. Particular emphasis was put on the co-operation in the trade, economic, cultural and educational spheres, on the close partner relations established between the regions of Georgia and the Swiss cantons, as well as on importance of concluding the Agreement between Georgia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Christa Markwalder underlined that the agreement concluded with the EFTA by Georgia would significantly promote the strengthening of the trade and economic relations both with Switzerland and with other parties to the Agreement.
Mikheil Janelidze and Christa Markwalder spoke about the current situation in the region, relations between Georgia and Russia and the ongoing developments in Georgia’s occupied territories. The Georgian Foreign Minister thanked the Swiss side for the support of Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and for delicate role of mediator in Georgia-Russia relations.