David Zalkaliani has been handed a joint letter of the Baltic States regarding Georgia’s successful presidency of the CoE Committee of Ministers

The Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani held a meeting with the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian Ambassadors to Georgia. The Ambassadors handed to the Minister a joint letter of the Baltic States regarding Georgia’s successful presidency of the CoE Committee of Ministers.
  

The Ministers of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania congratulate Georgia on its successful first chairmanship which symbolically coincided on the 20th anniversary of Georgia’s accession to the Organization. According to the letter, It was rather challenging as a significant part of the chairmanship took part during the uncertain situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and while Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia continued to be occupied by another Member State of the Council of Europe.


The letter underlines that despite the unprecedented circumstances caused by the pandemic, Georgian Chaimanship remained focused on delivering on its four main priorities and promoting the core values of the Organization at the same time.

The Ministers commend Georgia for finding innovative solutions in order to continue the work of the Council and the Committee of Ministers.

The Ministers appreciate the preparation by the Georgian Presidency of a Joint Declaration on human rights and the environment by the outgoing and incoming presidencies of the Committee of Ministers.

The letter reads that the Baltic States have always supported and will continue to support the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders.