Ukraine and Georgia should join forces to promote joint initiatives on international platforms. This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal during a meeting with the Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani.
The Head of Government stressed that Georgia is an important strategic partner and ally of Ukraine, and our state consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.
The parties also discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation. The Prime Minister of Ukraine noted the importance of holding the tenth session of the Joint Ukrainian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.
Denys Shmyhal welcomed the signing by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova of a Memorandum of Understanding on enhanced cooperation in European integration issues.
"EU and NATO membership are key priorities for the Government. Today, Ukraine is determined to make progress on the reforms that have already taken place, and continues to implement the Association Agreement effectively," said the Prime Minister.
Denys Shmyhal and David Zalkaliani also raised the issue of counteracting COVID-19 and providing the population of both countries with the necessary number of vaccines.
The Prime Minister supported the idea of signing a joint letter of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova to the European Union on the possible creation of an existing support scheme for the Eastern Partnership countries, like the one recently applied to the Western Balkans.
"We have agreed on a draft letter, and I am ready to sign it as soon as possible," the Prime Minister said.
Denys Shmyhal thanked Georgia for its firm support of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.