Mikheil Janelidze has attended the reception to mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan

7.07.2017, Tbilisi – Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze attended the reception to mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan.
  
Japanese Ambassador to Georgia Toshio Kaitani and the Foreign Minister spoke before the attending audience.

Mikheil Janelidze focused on the relations between Georgia and Japan sharing such fundamental values as democracy, freedom, human rights, the rule of law and liberal economy.

The Foreign Minister also spoke about the economic relations between Georgia and Japan highlighting the importance of launching official negotiations over the bilateral investment agreement between the two countries.
 
Mikheil Janelidze paid special attention to people-to-people contacts underlining that simplified visa procedures that came into effect on 5 June 2017 will further contribute to the strengthening of these contacts.
 
The event organized by the Japanese Embassy also marked the completion of Ambassador Kaitani’s term of office in Georgia. Mikheil Janelidze thanked the Ambassador for his important contribution to the strengthening of Georgia-Japanese friendship. It is noteworthy that during Toshio Kaitani’s term of office, the official name of our country was changed from “Gruzja” to “Georgia”. The Minister also highlighted Toshio Kaitani’s special attitude to Georgian folklore and language and culture in general.
 
The reception was attended by members of the legislative and executive branches of the Japanese government, as well as by representatives of the Japanese cultural and business communities.