Georgian FM emphasizes “friendship and special relations” with Ukraine

Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili said on Wednesday that Ukraine is Georgia’s privileged partner, with “friendship and relations” between states having a “very solid” basis.

The Georgian official pledged “unwavering support” to Ukraine during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart on the sidelines of the informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Prague.

Ukraine is our special partner, the Ukrainian people are a special friend of the Georgian people, and this friendship [and] these relations have a very solid basis,” he told the Georgian public broadcaster.

“[I]In the future, we will certainly continue to build this existing and extraordinary relationship, and we are motivated for this,” added the head of Georgian diplomacy.

Darchiashvili expressed his confidence that the meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart would also bring “new impetus” to relations between the two countries.

We had a very open, very sincere conversation, which is always very useful for the development of bilateral relations, and today we held our meeting in a similar format. We plan to continue our very close personal relations in the future in order to bring concrete and tangible results for our two countries,” he concluded in his remarks.