Georgia thanked for backing Serbia's territorial integrity

First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was on a bilateral visit to Georgia on Wednesday, where he met with Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.


Dacic emphasized the importance of good and friendly relations between the two countries and its people, expressing satisfaction with successful cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, the government announced.

He expressed his special gratitude for the firm position of Georgia in respecting international law and territorial integrity of the Republic of Serbia - i.e., Georgia is one of the countries that do not recognize Kosovo.

After the meeting, Dacic and Zalkaliani signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of youth and sports between the Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Georgia and the Joint Declaration of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Serbia and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.

During his bilateral visit to Georgia, Dacic also met with Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze.

In a friendly conversation, the interlocutors highlighted a high degree of compliance of the views of the two countries on the most important political and economic directions of development.

They exchanged opinions and views on the basic principles of international law, respect for territorial integrity, as well as on the successful economic reforms implemented in both countries.

Dacic and the Prime Minister of Georgia underlined the traditional and friendly relations of the peoples of the two countries, the necessity for their further improvement and for the opening of new dimensions of cooperation, primarily in the field of the economy.

During the talks with President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili, Dacic conveyed gratitude for Georgia’s strong support to Serbia's territorial integrity, and stressed the importance of further enhancing bilateral cooperation.

The interlocutors noted that the areas of economic cooperation, culture and tourism have the greatest potential for development, as well as cooperation in the field of European integration.


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