The Georgian and Portuguese Foreign Ministers have signed a tourism cooperation agreement

 22.04.2019, Lisbon – Portugal strongly supports Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, as well as its sovereignty and territorial integrity – the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva said at the meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.
 
 
The Ministers highly appraised the co-operation between the two countries, which acquires new dimensions every year, as evidenced by the signature of the cooperation agreement in the field of tourism. The Portuguese Minister said Portugal is ready to share its successful tourism experience with Georgia whose potential for tourism development is tremendous.  
 
 
According to the Ministers, Georgia and Portugal are united through close bonds of friendship and both countries are interested in developing people-to-people contacts and relations in the field of culture and education. Special attention was paid to the economic, business and investment potential of Georgia and the country’s active involvement in the international transit and energy routes.



Zalkaliani informed his Portuguese colleague on the severe human rights situation in occupied Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia) regions, and thanked him for the Portuguese government’s support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity in various international formats.


The sides highlighted Georgia’s successful pursuit of European and Euro-Atlantic integration goals and the country’s leading positon within the Eastern Partnership format. David Zalkaliani invited his Portuguese colleague to Georgia.