Poroshenko offers Georgia to include South Ossetia, Abkhazia issues in mechanism of upgrading Russia sanctions
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a Kyiv meeting with Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia Irakli Kobakhidze on Friday, Jan 19, proposed that Tbilisi includes the issues of the Russian occupation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the mechanism of upgrading sanctions against Russia, the presidential administration’s press service reports.
The Head of State emphasizes that the mechanism of sanctions against Russia is now being improved and the Georgian party can join the process.
“This will help draw greater attention and stimulate Europe to continue sanctions against Russia. We can add Georgian component for South Ossetia and Abkhazia,” the President said.
The parties noted the importance of implementing the Declaration on the Establishment of Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and Georgia signed during the Ukrainian President’s state visit to Georgia in July 2017.
They expressed mutual interest in the enhancement of interparliamentary ties between the two countries. Particularly, they discussed close coordination of positions within the international parliamentary assemblies, first of all PACE, and the international organizations.
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In turn, Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze noted that the Georgian delegation in Ukraine was pretty representative. “Such a high level demonstrates our special interest in cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia. Our countries have a positive dynamics of bilateral cooperation. We are convinced of broad prospects for the enhancement of our political and economic cooperation,” he stressed.
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