The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia welcomes the signing of the Declaration launching the Dimitri Amilakhvari Georgian-French Dialogue

19.02.2019, Paris - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia welcomes the signing of Declaration of Co-operation for Establishment of Dimitri Amilakhvari Georgian-French Dialogue, on 19 February 2019, by the Presidents of Georgia and the French Republic, within the framework of the Georgian President, Salome Zourabichvili’s visit to France.
 
This initiative was launched in May 2018, as part of the visit of the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian to Georgia. The Georgian and French Foreign Ministries have been actively engaged on this issue over the past year.
 
The launch of this format highlights the importance of high-level political dialogue between Georgia and France, which is dictated by the need to advance the increasing bilateral co-operation to a qualitatively new level and includes both political and practical dimensions.
 
The Dialogue covers such areas as:  political and parliamentary engagement; defence and security; trade and economy; culture and education.
 
The Dialogue’s inaugural meeting will be held in Paris, in the near future. Next meetings of the Dimitri Amilakhvari Georgian-French Dialogue will be conducted once a year, alternatively in Tbilisi and in Paris. The Dialogue will be co-chaired by the Georgian and French Foreign Ministers.