Within the framework of a working visit to Georgia, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal met with the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, the First Hierarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church Ilia II.
The Head of the Ukrainian government and the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia discussed topical issues for the Ukrainian and Georgian peoples.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that the national histories of Georgia and Ukraine, in particular the ways of development of the Orthodox Churches, are similar.
The Head of Government noted that Ukraine and Georgia are moving together on the path towards European integration. The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of the spiritual and religious component for the formation and further development of both states.
"There is no doubt that we must act together in this area," Denys Shmyhal underscored.
For his part, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II stressed the Georgian Orthodox Church prays for a fortunate destiny for both countries.