Volodymyr Groysman: We must use the existing potential to enhance all-embracing cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia
27.03.2017 | 19:18

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman had a meeting with Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili within the framework of the summit of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development GUAM, which took place in Kyiv at the initiative of Volodymyr Groysman and was the first ever event at the level of Heads of Governments.

The parties focused on the prospects and directions of deepening cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia.

"It is important to assess the state of bilateral cooperation and to outline plans for further collaboration. I would really like to see the business contacts and all-embracing cooperation deepened. I consider that this absolutely coincides with our current potential and we should use it in full", stressed the Prime Minister of Ukraine at the beginning of the meeting.

The sides noted long term benefits from the development of bilateral trade and tackled opportunities to combine efforts, in particular in the areas of infrastructure and agriculture.

 A positive step in this direction will be the meeting of the Joint intergovernmental Ukrainian-Georgian Commission on economic cooperation on April 12-13, said Volodymyr Groysman.

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili invited Head of the Ukrainian Government to pay an official visit to Georgia and offered to dedicate it to holding of the Silk Road Forum in late November of 2017.

"This will be another step to enhance our partnership", said Volodymyr Groysman, having accepted the invitation.

Prime Minister of Georgia thanked Volodymyr Groysman for the excellent organization of the GUAM summit. In turn, the Head of Ukrainian Government noted that the signed in the framework of the summit joint documents would allow the countries to raise efficiency of cooperation.

Separately, the Prime Ministers touched upon the topic of mutual support in the context of countering violations of territorial integrity and sovereignty of the countries.

"We feel your consistent support of our territorial integrity, your stance regarding Russian aggression towards Ukraine. It is very important to us", said Volodymyr Groysman.

In response, the Head of the Georgian Government said: "We are members of one family - the Eastern Partnership, in addition, we are the members of the GUAM family. We have the shared goals and shared problems derived from the unity of our goals and directions of our foreign policy, as well as ambitions to transform our countries into true Eastern democracies. I think that despite the obstacles, we will succeed and lead our countries to prosperity, stability and closer bilateral cooperation. This is a prerequisite to our success." 


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