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4 Sep 2017

Belarus-Georgia relations described as sincere, focused on mutual assistance

Belarus-Georgia relations described as sincere, focused on mutual assistance

MINSK, 4 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian-Georgian relations rely on sincerity and mutual assistance, Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said after the talks with Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze on 4 September, BelTA has learned.

“The Belarusian-Georgian relations can be described as sincere, free of opportunism, and focused on mutual assistance,” Vladimir Makei said.

This is why Belarus could not stand aside when there was an accident and a forest fire in the Borjomi Gorge. Belarusian firefighters and a helicopter of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry were immediately sent to Georgia. “We, in turn, are grateful to our Georgian friends for the free of charge provision of expensive medications to 500 people with hepatitis C,” the minister stressed.

Vladimir Makei said that the talks were focused on the development of bilateral relations in trade, economy, politics, culture, and the humanitarian field. Special attention was drawn to the international cooperation. “We have discussed interaction in the United Nations, including the coordination of efforts to achieve sustainable development goals in the period till 2030. We have analyzed the aspects of the countries’ participation in the Eastern Partnership Initiative and agreed that we will maintain close cooperation in all international formats,” he said.

After the talks Vladimir Makei and Mikheil Janelidze signed a program of cooperation between the ministries of foreign affairs in 2018-2019.

 

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