President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: Lithuania cares about the democratic future of Georgia

2020-01-21

President Gitanas Nausėda met with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The President expressed support for Georgia’s efforts to build a democratic society and integrate into transatlantic and EU structures.

“We regret that last year the Georgian parliament failed to adopt amendments to the Constitution that would have consolidated democracy in the country. We encourage seeking consensus among all parties involved in the political process and not giving opportunity for external forces to use disagreements between the position and opposition to create instability in Georgia and the region,” the President said.

The meeting also focused on close bilateral relations, people-to-people contacts and active cooperation between Lithuanian and Georgian institutions.

The President assured the Georgian Prime Minister that Lithuania supported and would continue to support the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. “We condemn Russia’s demonstration of power and the continuing occupation of the regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. We are raising the issue at international level because we do not want Europe to forget this act of aggression in the face of new conflict zones emerging in the world,” said the President.

The President said Lithuania highly valued Georgia’s efforts to implement reforms and seek integration with the European Union. He further underlined that Lithuania was ready to share its experience of delivering effective reform results.

Economic relations were also discussed. It was agreed to strengthen ties and explore new areas for cooperation, as Georgia remained one of Lithuania’s main trading partners in the South Caucasus.

During his visit to Switzerland, the President met with the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Tadashi Maeda. He will also meet with the founder of the World Economic Forum, professor Klaus Schwab, and take part in a roundtable entitled “Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders: An Ascendant Europe.”

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.01.21 16:43

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