Friday, May 7, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal held a videoconference with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili. The Heads of Government tackled the development of cooperation, new areas of cooperation, countering the spread of COVID-19 and strengthening defense capabilities.
Denys Shmyhal congratulated Irakli Garibashvili on his appointment as Prime Minister of Georgia in February this year. The PM of Ukraine noted that Georgia is one of Ukraine's important partners.
"We have received completely new opportunities to strengthen relations between our countries. Ukraine and Georgia possess very good prospects for the development of cooperation in the field of logistics, transit and trade," the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed.
Thus, the Prime Minister of Ukraine aired a proposal to his Georgian counterpart to resume the work of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Georgian Commission on Economic Cooperation.
During the conversation, the parties also noted the importance of strengthening the defense capabilities of countries through the introduction of NATO standards and raised issues of fighting COVID-19.
Denys Shmyhal also thanked the Georgian side for the return of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine. According to the PM, this is one of the main steps to strengthen bilateral relations. The Head of the Ukrainian Government added that a personal meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia will take interstate relations to a new level. In particular, Denys Shmyhal confirmed his readiness to visit Georgia this year.
In turn, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili noted that Ukraine is a special friend of Georgia, and they are committed to further develop bilateral partnerships.