Source: Government of Ukraine
The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia tackled the issues of cooperation between the states during an online meeting on December 30.
Denys Shmyhal expressed hope that Ukraine and Georgia will continue to expand bilateral dialogue and restore the positive dynamics of trade and economic cooperation. He also stressed that Ukraine and Georgia, as strategic partners, have all the prerequisites for intensifying cooperation in this area.
“We are ready to comprehensively discuss a number of further areas of cooperation: from overcoming the effects of the global economic crisis and relocating the production chains of international companies to our countries to expanding the structure of trade turnover and deepening investment cooperation,” said the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
Denys Shmyhal noted that despite the pandemic, Ukraine expects to hold the Tenth Meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation in 2021.
“The Commission has not met since April 2017. Therefore, I propose to exert every effort for the Commission to resume its work as soon as possible. We are ready to hold a meeting in the format of a video conference,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Georgia also discussed the integration of the countries into the European Union and NATO. Denys Shmyhal expressed support for the priority set in the Action Program of the Government of Georgia for the building of a European country.
“I believe that joining efforts Georgia and Ukraine can make a significant contribution to strengthening security in the Black Sea region,” stressed Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine finally congratulated Giorgi Gakharia and all members of the Government on the upcoming New Year and Christmas.