Great Britain remains a stalwart supporter of Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration

“Great Britain remains a stalwart supporter of Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration, as well as of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. We firmly believe that Georgia has a sovereign right to decide its own future and choose its own path of development” – UK Minister for Europe David Lidington is quoted as saying on opening the second meeting of the Georgia-UK Wardrop Dialogue.  Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the participants of the meeting on behalf of the Georgian side.
The two Ministers underlined the importance of this annual dialogue in terms of further developing bilateral relations between the countries making special note of the increasing level of sectoral co-operation between Great Britain and Georgia.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili thanked the British Government for its support of Georgia’s European choice, sovereignty and territorial integrity. According to him, Great Britain and Georgia have recently succeeded in developing genuinely close relations based on friendship and common values.
Prior to the plenary session of the Wardrop Dialogue, Giorgi Kvirikashvili and David Lidington held a bilateral meeting where important issues relating to bilateral relations between Georgia and Great Britain were discussed. Talking points also included Georgia’s European integration agenda, implementation of the Association Agreement, Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic integration process, implementation of NATO’s Substantial Package. Georgia’s substantial progress in terms of implementing the Annual Action Plan was also highlighted.