The FINANCIAL -- Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania started his visit to the Commonwealth of Australia where the 3rd round of bilateral consultations between Georgia and Australia is due to be held.
Within the framework of the visit, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister held a meeting with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop. Discussions focused on various directions of political, economic and sectoral co-operation. The sides also expressed their intention to exchange high-level visits between the two countries. Julie Bishop highlighted the importance of the contribution Georgia and Australia have made to the strengthening of international peace and security. The sides also spoke about the activities to mark the forthcoming 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Georgian delegation also met with representatives of Australia’s Parliamentary Group of Friends who expressed their readiness to visit Georgia in 2017, according to MFA of Georgia.
As part of the visit, the Georgian delegation held a working lunch with the heads of the Diplomatic Missions of Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Solomon Islands. The representatives of the Pacific countries were provided with information on the processes and reforms ongoing in Georgia, as well as on the priorities of Georgia’s foreign policy. The Georgian delegation expressed the readiness to share Georgia’s experience in good governance, doing business and customs inspection.