Foreign Minister Darchiashvili Visits Israel

According to the Foreign Ministry of Georgia Minister Ilia Darchiashvili is currently on a visit to the State of Israel. During the visit, which will last till May 3, Darchiashvili met with Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Minister of Economy and Industry, Nir Barkat. He also paid his respects to the victims of the Nazi Regime by laying a wreath at the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre on behalf of the Georgian people.

In addition, the Minister is scheduled to meet with top officials of Israel’s executive and legislative authorities, including the chairman of the Knesset, his Israeli counterpart – Eli Cohen and the ministers of economy, tourism and internal affairs.

Meeting with the President Isaac Herzog

At the meeting of Georgian Foreign Minister and Israeli President, Isaac Herzog, on May 2, the sides discussed important matters of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two nations. The meeting highlighted the countries’ historically amicable relations.

The meeting participants reiterated their commitment to ongoing close cooperation, both bilaterally and multilaterally. Additionally, Herzog reiterated Israel’s unwavering support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

Meeting with the Minister of Economy and Industry 

Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Nir Barkat welcomed Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Ilia Darchiashvili, to a meeting where the sides discussed key issues of bilateral and multilateral cooperation. The meeting centered on exploring the substantial potential for economic collaboration between the two countries, particularly in areas such as bilateral trade, investments, and tourism.

Georgia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili, and Israel’s Minister of Economy and Industry, Nir Barkat, have signed a joint declaration marking the completion of the technical and economic feasibility study for a free trade agreement between the two countries.

Meeting with the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset

Darchiashvili, met with the Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Amir Ohana, on May 3. Both sides underlined the longstanding and close relations between their respective countries and the need to further strengthen their partnership.

During the meeting, the officials discussed the expansion of parliamentary relations and cooperation between Georgia and Israel in various fields. They acknowledged the important role of parliamentary diplomacy in promoting multidisciplinary cooperation between nations. The officials also praised the productive work of the Georgian-Israeli parliamentary friendship groups and stressed the importance of high-level exchange visits.

Meeting with Israeli Counterpart

On May 3, FM Darchiashvili held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Eli Cohen.

The parties discussed a wide range of relations between the two countries and the possibilities of their further development, special attention was paid to the direction of deepening cooperation between Israel and Georgia in the field of trade, economy, and tourism.

Within the framework of the meeting, the “Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the State of Israel on cooperation in the field of tourism” was signed. The importance of signing the “Joint Declaration on the Completion of the Feasibility Study on the Free Trade Agreement between Georgia and the State of Israel” was also mentioned.

The conversation touched on the security environment of the region and the world. Ilia Darchiashvili thanked his colleague minister for his steadfast support of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia.

During the meeting, the parties agreed to continue active cooperation on various issues included in the agenda.

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