As noted at the meeting, cooperation between Georgia and Greece has been serving the European development for centuries and modern relations between the two countries should also be based on this tradition. Georgian and Greek parties have discussed specific steps to be taken to further enhance trade, tourism, and business cooperation. Alexis Tsipras has declared his firm and unequivocal support of Georgia on the path of European and NATO integration.
President Margvelashvili has briefed Mr. Tsipras on the situation in the occupied territories of Georgia and the two have discussed security issues in depth. As emphasized, Georgia's occupation has affects Greeks living in Georgia and poses a threat to the ancient cultural heritage of Georgia. Both parties have agreed on the need for joint efforts to resolve conflicts in Europe and create stability, including in the Black Sea region.
The parties have also discussed the prospects of promoting tourism, increasing investments and sharing experience between the two countries. Importance of strengthening economic ties and increasing trade turnover have also been underlined.
The meeting has also been attended by the Head of Administration of President Margvelashvili, Mr. Giorgi Abashishvili, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Advisor to President Margvelashvili for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tengiz Pkhaladze, Advisor to President Margvelashvili in Ethnic Minority Issues, Ms. Sophio Shamanidi, and Ambassador of Georgia to the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Ioseb Nanobashvili.