Georgia Irakli Garibashvili: Prime Minister, who is on a visit to Turkey, met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the parties discussed strategic relations between the two states and the situation in Ukraine.
Garibashvili wrote on his social media page that at a meeting with Erdogan, he confirmed Georgia’s readiness to continue to provide any assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake. In addition, the prime minister said that Georgia remains committed to a bilateral strategic partnership.
The press service of the head of government reported that at the meeting, the President of Turkey expressed gratitude to the Georgian side for the assistance rendered in difficult times.
Meanwhile, the head of the administration of the government of Georgia, Revaz Javelidze, told reporters that at the meeting, the parties discussed strategic relations between the two countries, including economic projects that are being implemented in the region.
Georgia Irakli Garibashvili: « Issues of further intensification of trade relations were also discussed. As you know, several years ago, the heads of state agreed that the trade turnover should reach three billion dollars, and last year our relations reached this mark, » he said.
According to him, the situation in Ukraine and the impact of this crisis on issues related to the security of the Black Sea were discussed.
He said that on Friday, Garibashvili would visit the regions of Turkey affected by the earthquake.
Earlier, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia reported that about 200 Georgian rescuers took part in rescue operations in Turkey. Garibashvili will visit the province of Hatay, which suffered from the earthquake, as part of the visit, the press service added.
It is noted that the prime minister is accompanied by Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, head of the State Security Service Grigol Liluashvili, and head of the Emergency Management Service Teimuraz Mgebrishvili.