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Working Visit of the Ambassador, David Kereselidze, Director of Asia and Pacific Rim Countries Department of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Georgia to the Republic of Korea

On November 19-20, Ambassador, David Kereselidze, Director of Asia and Pacific Rim Countries Department of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Georgia payed a working visit to the Republic of Korea.

During the visit, Ambassador Kereselidze held bilateral meetings with the representatives of executive and legislative branches of Korean government. At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Georgia-Korea relations were discussed with the Deputy Minister and European Bureau officials. Mr. Kereselidze also met the Vice President of KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) and Chairperson of Georgia-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group at the National Assembly.

Two sides gave positive assessment to dynamics of bilateral partnership during 2019 and exchange of high level visits that greatly contributed to further deepen cooperation between two countries.

Special attention was payed to the progress achieved in the economic relations in 2019. Particularly, importance of signed multiple agreements on economic cooperation, organizing the 1st round of the intergovernmental economic commission in Seoul and launching of negotiations on Bilateral Investment Treaty was mentioned. Increasing cooperation in the tourism filed and rising number of Korean visitors to Georgia was underlined from both sides.

Korean side was informed about the recent situation on Georgia’s Russian-occupied territories. Georgian delegation talked about the recent illegal developments and daily provocations on the ground from Russian federation and occupation regimes.

Government of Korea expressed full support towards Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

November 20, 2019