David Zalkaliani has met his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi

On 24 May 2019, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani held a meeting with State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi.
 
Prior to the meeting, the two ministers made statements noting with satisfaction that relations between Georgia and China both in bilateral and multilateral formats are on a dynamic course of development.  
Zalkaliani described as historic Wang Yi’s visit as it is the Chinese foreign minister’s first official visit to Georgia over the past 23 years. For his part, the Chinese Foreign Minister congratulated the Georgian people on the Independence Day and reaffirmed China’s strong support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
 
Discussing a broad spectrum of issues of mutual interest, the sides identified trade, investment and transport as areas of key priority. Conversations also included cooperation within the framework of international organizations.
 
Special attention was paid to the importance of Belt and Road Initiative and the greater level of Georgia’s involvement in it. Wang Yi highlighted that he fully shares Georgia’s aspiration to become a transport-transit and logistical link between Europe and Asia.
 
Discussions focused on the challenges facing Georgia in terms of occupation of its territories. Zalkaliani described as valuable China’s support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity reaffirming that, for its part, remains loyal to One-China Principle.
 
The sides noted with satisfaction that China is an important investor, through the participation of which an increasing number of projects, including infrastructure projects, are carried out in Georgia. The Ministers expressed the hope that China-Georgia cooperation will further deepen and will move up to a higher level.

The same day, the Chinese Foreign Minister held meetings with President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili and Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze.