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Georgian FM Visits Oslo, Meets Norwegian Counterpart

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Georgian Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani continues his diplomatic tour in Scandinavian countries. On November 13, he met with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide in Oslo.

The meeting comes four days after Ine Eriksen Søreide announced of Oslo’s plans to open its Embassy in Tbilisi in 2019, stressing that “Georgia is one of our priority partner countries in the Eurasia region.”

Meeting with Davit Zalkaliani today, the Norwegian Foreign Minister expressed hope that opening of the embassy would be an “important step to further strengthen bilateral relations.”

In Oslo, Zalkaliani also took part in the event organized by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, where he spoke about the consequences of the 2008 Russo-Georgian war.

In his opening remark at the event, State Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Audun Halvorsen denounced Russia’s occupation of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions and said Norway “fully supports Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.”

As part of his diplomatic tour, Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani visited Finland on November 12. He will travel to Denmark next.

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