State Secretary František Ružička Receives Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia

State Secretary František Ružička Receives Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia

6.2.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov |

František Ružička, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, received Lasha Darsalia, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister of Georgia today (6 February 2019).

Ružička expressed his strong support for the Euro-Atlantic aspiration of Georgia and highlighted the results Tbilisi has achieved in the reform process. In this regard he stated that “Slovakia is ready to be voice of Georgia in the EU, as well as NATO."  He stated that the meeting of the V4 and the Eastern Partnership foreign affairs ministers planned for May will provide a forum for evaluating the objectives achieved during the ten years of the program, as well as for reformulating its priorities for the upcoming period.

Darsalia appreciated the support his country receives from Slovakia and especially from its Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák. He stated that his visit to Georgia next week, in the context of Slovakia’s Chairmanship in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, attests to Slovakia’s interest in the developments in the country and its objective to contribute to resolving the ongoing conflict in the territory of Georgia. He briefly explained the latest developments in the conflict zone and stated that the improvement of the living conditions for the local inhabitants is a priority for the Georgian authorities. In this regard he pointed to the still current issue of internally displaced persons and appreciated the fact that the Slovak Republic endorses the relevant resolutions at the UN and other international organizations.

The partners agreed that Georgia’s successes in realizing the reforms are the best arguments in favor of further EU and NATO enlargement.  They see a potential for the cooperation in bilateral relations in the spheres of economy and culture.