Ukraine, Georgia should use int’l platforms to counteract RU aggression – Georgian Parl’t head

10:20, 28 November 2017
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Ukraine and Georgia, having had a long history of friendship and partnership, must use all possible platforms, above all at the international level, to protect shared interests, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze said at the meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held within the framework of Groysman’s official visit to Georgia, the Cabinet’s press service reported.

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The Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia stressed that the official Tbilisi is steadfast in protection of the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and strongly condemns the annexation of Crimea and aggression against Ukraine as this geopolitical aspect is common to both countries.

“Our concern is shared which is occupation of territories. Meanwhile, we have chosen the same path - towards European integration and rapprochement with NATO,” emphasized Irakli Kobakhidze, “Therefore, today, I think we must use all available platforms, above all international, to protect our common interests.”

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Read alsoDanish millions going to bolster Ukraine and Georgia - mediaHe briefed the Georgian party on the progress of reforms in Ukraine and on the Government’s agenda for 2018. “We have opened up opportunities for change and will further advance along this path,” the Head of Government of Ukraine concluded.

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