PMs of Ukraine and Georgia discuss implementation of NATO standards and fight against COVID-19

PMs of Ukraine and Georgia discuss implementation of NATO standards and fight against COVID-19

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili discussed the development of cooperation, countering the spread of COVID-19, and strengthening defense capabilities.

This was reported by the Government portal.

"Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal held a videoconference with Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili. The heads of government discussed the development of cooperation, new areas of interaction, countering the spread of COVID-19, and strengthening the defense capabilities," the statement reads.

Denys Shmyhal congratulated Irakli Garibashvili on his appointment as Prime Minister of Georgia in February this year. He noted that Georgia is one of Ukraine's important partners.

"We have received completely new opportunities to strengthen relations between our countries. Ukraine and Georgia possess very good prospects for the development of cooperation in the field of logistics, transit and trade," the PM of Ukraine stressed.

Shmyhal offered his Georgian counterpart to resume the work of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Georgian Commission on Economic Cooperation.

During the conversation, the parties also stressed the importance of strengthening the country's defense capability by implementing NATO standards and raised the issue of countering COVID-19.

Shmyhal also thanked the Georgian side for the return of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine. According to him, this is one of the main steps to strengthen bilateral relations. The head of the Ukrainian government added that a personal meeting with the PM of Georgia will take interstate relations to a new level. In particular, Shmyhal confirmed his readiness to visit Georgia this year.

In turn, Irakli Garibashvili noted that Ukraine is a special friend of Georgia, and they are committed to further develop bilateral partnerships.

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