Georgia to Share Its Experience With San Marino

On November 20th, 2015, the Minister of Foreign and Political Affairs of the Republic of San Marino, Pasquale Valentini, paid his first official visit to Georgia, according to the Georgian Foreign Ministry (MFA).

The Georgian Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, held a meeting with his Sammarinese colleague.

Discussions focused on the ongoing political processes, issues relating to bilateral and multilateral co-operations and prospects for its further development.

“Special attention was paid to the development of relations in the areas of trade, economy, tourism and finance,” the MFA stated.

“We can share with San Marino our experience of conducting negotiations with the European Union,” said Kvirikashvili at a joint press conference following his meeting with Valentini.

According to Kvirikashvili, during the meeting the focus was co-operation with the European Union, the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and the reforms the Georgian Government has carried out on its path to European integration.

“Co-operation with the European Union and the signature of the Association Agreement was at the center of our discussions during the meeting. As far as we know, the Republic of San Marino also plans to sign its Association Agreement with the EU. We can therefore share with the Sammarinese Government our experience of holding negotiations with the EU.” the Georgian Foreign Minister said.

Kvirikashvili noted that, talking points also included co-operation in bilateral and multilateral formats with a special focus on the need to further develop relations in trade, economy, tourism and finance.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the foreign ministries of the two countries, which will create a mechanism for regularly conducting political consultations in the future.

As part of his visit to Georgia, Valentini visited the villages along the occupation line and got acquainted with the situation up close.

21 November 2015 14:49