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President Salome Zourabichvili Meets with Seimas Chairman Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen

By Liza Mchedlidze
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, within the framework of her official visit to Lithuania met with the Chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen.

According to the information provided by the President's administration, the conversation touched on the development of bilateral relations between Georgia and Lithuania, including parliamentary relations, as well as the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries.

"As it was mentioned during the meeting, the last resolution of the Seimas emphasizes the close ties based on the common values of our two countries and the constant support of Lithuania towards Georgia.

During the meeting with the Chairman of the Seimas of Lithuania, the President of Georgia discussed the ongoing war in Ukraine and the situation in the region, and once again, on behalf of the Georgian people, expressed solidarity with Ukraine.

Speaking about the process of integration into the European Union, the President of Georgia emphasized the fact that joining the European Union is the unwavering will of the largest part of the population of Georgia, and the protests held in March were an expression of this. At this stage in the European integration process, it is necessary for the Georgian people to receive a strong message and see that Europe stands by them. The visit of the President of Georgia and her speech in front of the European Parliament on April 18 serves the purpose of making the European Union understand the steadfast will of the Georgian people and once again see that Georgia deserves the status of a candidate.

During the meeting, they talked about the difficult humanitarian situation created in the occupied territories of Georgia and that European integration is also a great opportunity for the people living in the occupied territories.

The importance of Lithuania's role in strengthening and developing NATO-Georgia relations was emphasized. Also, it was noted that during the expansion of the Euro-Atlantic space, Georgia should not be left behind, and Georgia needs to be involved at the highest level at the NATO summit in Vilnius," the President's administration's statement reads.