Ukraine and Georgia have common goals and objectives, namely, to restore the territorial integrity of countries within their internationally recognized borders, to ensure sustainable democratic development and economic growth, full integration into the EU and NATO. This was discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili during her official visit to Ukraine on June 23.
The Prime Minister stressed that providing a European perspective for Ukraine and Georgia will make a significant contribution to strengthening stability in the region and to enhancing mutual resilience to challenges and threats.
"We are looking forward to the next Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, which should strengthen the political significance of this initiative and fill it with greater strategic content," said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister also praised the key decisions of the NATO Summit, which reaffirmed the Alliance's commitment to the 2008 Bucharest Summit on Ukraine and Georgia's prospects for NATO membership.
"We hope that our countries will have a clear perspective of membership in the NATO," the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed.
In the course of the meeting, Denys Shmyhal also dwelled on the importance of the Ukrainian-Georgian High-Level Strategic Council, which aims to coordinate the entire range of bilateral relations, as well as to promote the progressive development of strategic cooperation at all levels.
The Prime Minister thanked Georgia for supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He also reaffirmed Ukraine's support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.