PM Shmyhal: Ukraine, Georgia should combine efforts to promote joint initiatives on international platforms.

Ukraine and Georgia should combine efforts to promote joint initiatives on international platforms.

"Georgia is an important strategic partner and ally of Ukraine, and our state consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within its internationally recognized borders," Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said during a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, Ukrinform reports with reference to the Government portal.

The parties also discussed the development of trade and economic cooperation. The Prime Minister of Ukraine noted the importance of holding the tenth session of the Joint Ukrainian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.

Shmyhal welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Enhanced Cooperation on European integration by Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

"EU and NATO membership are key priorities for the Government. Today, Ukraine is determined to make progress on the reforms already underway and continues to implement the Association Agreement effectively," the Prime Minister said.

Denys Shmyhal and David Zalkaliani also raised the issue of counteracting COVID-19 and providing the population of both countries with the necessary number of vaccines.

The Prime Minister supported the idea of ​​signing a joint letter by Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova to the European Union on the possible establishment of a support scheme for the Eastern Partnership countries like that recently applied to the Western Balkans.

"We have approved the draft letter, and I am ready to sign it as soon as possible," he said.

Shmyhal also thanked Georgia for its firm support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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