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Austrian Ambassadors conference held in Tbilisi

Wednesday, March 4
On 27 and 28 February, a Regional conference of Austrian Ambassadors to CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine held in Tbilisi. Topical issues of common interest such as the Eastern Partnership, conflicts in the region, development assistance and perspectives for the region were discussed.

Foreign Minister Zalkaliani opened the conference and highlighted that Georgia’s partnership with Austria is based on shared values and mutual trust and that Austria stands among Georgia’s most reliable partners. Besides, Austria has been providing substantial assistance to Georgia’s socio-economic and institutional development and EU approximation. The Minister also highlighted the importance of peaceful resolution of the conflicts and the role of the EU in this regard.

At the same time, an Austrian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Marschik had meetings in the Office of the President and held bilateral political consultations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The delegates had an opportunity to visit the EUMM Field Office in Gori, the ABL in Khurvaleti, the Stalin museum, the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in the former capital Mtskheta and the ancient cave town in Uplistsikhe.

At an informal reception at the Austrian Ambassador’s Residence, the delegates enjoyed Georgian culinary and wine.