The Georgian Foreign Minister has met the President of the Storting of the Kingdom of Norway

On 24 March 2015, a meeting between Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili and President of the Storting (Parliament) of the Kingdom of Norway Olemic Thommessen was held. It should be noted that it is Olemic Thommessen’s first official visit to Georgia in the capacity of the President of the Storting.    
Tamar Beruchashvili highly assessed the active relations established between Georgia and Norway in the political, trade-economic, energy and cultural spheres and thanked Olemic Thommessen for support of Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and for the readiness to participate in the implementation process of the Substantial NATO-Georgia Package.  

Olemic Thommessen positively assessed reforms carried out by the Government of Georgia and expressed his gratitude for Georgia’s participation in NATO peacekeeping missions.

Particular emphasis was put on the current situation in Georgia’s occupied territories and the signature of the so-called “treaties” between the Russian Federation and Sokhumi and Tskhinvali occupation regimes. Tamar Beruchashvili thanked Olemic Thommessen for condemning the so-called “treaties” by the Government of Norway.

At the meeting the current and future projects of development co-operation, the importance of the Eastern Partnership Riga Summit  in May, expectations for the Summit, plans for the effective implementation of the Association Agreement and for visa liberalisation were discussed.

The Georgian Foreign Minister and the President of the Storting expressed their hope that two countries through the joint efforts will continue to enhance the existing fruitful and mutually beneficial co-operation.