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Prime Minister inTbilisi: we are committed to help Georgia on its path of democracy

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2015 01 26

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In his meeting with President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, the Prime Minister discussed the ongoing reforms towards the membership of the European Union (EU) and NATO, as well as the bilateral economic relations, developments in the region and other relevant issues.

“Mr. President, first of all I would like to thank you for your solidarity expressed to Lithuania on January 13th at flag-flying ceremony in Tbilisi. Our people appreciate this”, said the Prime Minister.

“This year, Lithuania will celebrate its 25-th anniversary of the restoration of the state. These years have brought us membership in the EU and NATO and other international organizations. We are certainly committed to pass over our experience of democratic transformations to the states pursuing similar goals”, said the Head of Government.

Lithuania supports NATO’s open door policy providing opportunities for Georgia to become a full member of the alliance. “Georgia’s contribution is substantial and visible: your country’s participation in international missions is greatly valued”, said the Lithuanian Prime Minister.

“Lithuania is an important and impressive role model to be followed”, - said President of Georgia Margvelashvili thanking for our country’s support in making important decisions on Georgia’s Euro-integration agenda. “We are happy that we share views on many current issues”, said the Georgian leader. He welcomed the liquefied natural gas terminal project, ensuring energy security not only for Lithuania, but also the European Union. “I am also impressed by the initiative to develop Georgia-Lithuania cooperation to bring closer our business communities”, said President Margvelashvili.

Other issues discussed included the support to the EU Monitoring Mission, headed by Lithuanian Ambassador Kestutis Jankauskas. This is a very important programme supporting territorial integrity of Georgia in the context of events in Ukraine.

It has been pointed out that Georgia is one of the most important partners of Lithuania in the South Caucasus, and that there is a need to further promote mutual investments.