19:24 31.10.2017

Georgian president discusses Estonia's support ahead of NATO and Eastern Partnership summits

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Georgian president discusses Estonia's support ahead of NATO and Eastern Partnership summits

Estonia, which currently presides in the EU, has been actively supporting Tbilisi on its path toward European and Euro-Atlantic integration for a long time, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said on Tuesday.

"Estonia very seriously supports Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration. Also, Estonia is a country that very clearly registers its support for Georgia on matters related to territorial integrity, the policy of non-recognition [of the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia], and the return of refugees to their homes," Margvelashvili said at a joint press conference with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday.

He said that he and his Estonian colleague discussed cooperation in the economy, defense, and cyber security, as well as questions related to preparations for the upcoming NATO and Eastern Partnership summits.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Georgian presidential administration reported that at their meeting, the two presidents had agreed on concrete coordinated steps ahead of the meetings.

"At the meeting, the sides reviewed the process of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration. It was noted that in this context, the 2018 NATO summit will give a good opportunity for Georgia to demonstrate its political progress in the process of integrating into the alliance," the administration said.

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