Mikheil Janelidze has discussed the priorities of Georgia’s foreign policy with the graduates of the Swiss university

2.11.2017, Tbilisi - The Georgian Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze held a meeting with graduates of the department of international relations and political sciences of the Franklin University.
 
During the meeting Mikheil Janelidze spoke about Georgia’s foreign policy, Eurpean and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and the history and culture of the country.
 
The Minister highlighted the Georgian Government’s reforms in the areas of democracy, media freedom, independence of the judiciary and fight against corruption. According to him, protection of human rights is atop the list of the Georgian Government’s priorities.
The Georgian Foreign Minister also highlighted yet another priority of Georgia’s foreign policy – economic diplomacy. He paid special attention to Georgia’s performance indicators in international ratings. Accoridng to him, Georgia has significantly improved its position in World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report, and ranked 9th out of 190 countries. Georgia was also names as one of the safest countries in the world.
While on the theme of Georgia-EU co-operation, the Minister focused on the Association Agreement saying that the EU is Georgia’s largest trade partner, and the export and trade turnover keeps increasing.
The meeting proceeded in a Q&A format.