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State Secretary Lukáš Parízek receives Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia

State Secretary Lukáš Parízek receives Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia

6.6.2018 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |

Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry, met today (6 June 2018) with his counterpart from Georgia – David Dondua, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia, responsible for the relations between the EU member states and Georgia.
 

They talked about the present level of the bilateral relations, EU-Georgia cooperation, regional security issues, as well as possible cooperation within Slovakia’s upcoming OSCE Chairmanship.   
 

Parízek expressed support for Georgia´s European integration ambitions and confirmed Slovakia´s maximum support in realizing necessary reforms. "Georgia can still rely on Slovakia´s maximum support and assistance in gaining new expertise from the reform and transformation process,” said Parízek.
 

Parízek also expressed Slovakia´s support for maintaining Georgia´s territorial integrity. He also expressed the conviction that despite the constant cross-border tension with the breakaway republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, it is necessary to continue in dialogue with each of the parties and to resolve any conflict diplomatically or politically. 
 

During the talks Dondua thanked Slovakia for its support of Georgia in all international forums in discussing the problematic situation in the South Caucasus region.  

 

Parízek also informed his counterpart about the process of preparations for Slovakia´s OSCE Chairmanship and the development of thematic priorities. He confirmed that in January 2019 Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, will present the priorities at the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.
 

At the end of the meeting, Parízek confirmed Slovakia´s firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia within the internationally recognized borders as well as for Georgia´s new activities within the Geneva International Discussions.