Political consultations have been held between the Ministries of the Foreign Affairs of Georgia and New Zealand

8.05.2017 – Wellington – The 2nd round of bilateral political consultations has been held between the Ministries of the Foreign Affairs of Georgia and New Zealand. During the meeting the sides discussed the issues relating to bilateral co-operation and the possibilities of deepening relationship between the two countries. Special attention was paid to trade-economic relations and the potential of deepening co-operation in this field.

The Georgian delegation held a presentation on the results achieved in the Georgian economy, as well as on the reforms implemented in the country. The sides reaffirmed their readiness to make Georgia’s business environment and investment opportunities more attractive in New Zealand. The Georgian side emphasized the importance of the private sector’s involvement in national infrastructure projects.

Discussions also focused on the deepening of bilateral cooperation in the field of education and culture and on the strengthening of people-to-people contacts.

The sides discussed multilateral and regional cooperation formats. The New Zealand side was fully informed about the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories, Georgia’s peace policy aimed at resolving the conflict, and the prospects of Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. The New Zealand side reaffirmed its firm support for Georgia’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-recognition policy.

The sides also spoke about the importance of  25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between these countries and exchanged the congratulation letters of the Ministers of the Foreign Affairs of the two countries.  

The importance of organizing high-level visits was also highlighted during the meeting.
Deputy Foreign Minister David Jalagania led the political consultations from the Georgian side, from the side of New Zealand – by Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jeffrey Langley.

The sides also agreed to hold the forthcoming 3rd round of political consultations in 2018, in Tbilisi.