After holding talks in Tbilisi on July 13, Polish Foreign Minister, Radoslaw Sikorski, met with President Saakashvili in Black Sea town of Batumi on Tuesday evening.
“Mr. Sikorsky is young, but Georgia’s long-time friend. He is not only important political figure in Europe, but also good advisor. We always exchange opinions about important issues,” Saakashvili said.
He said that despite global economic crisis, Poland was the “only country in Europe” whose economy was developing. “And Georgia is the only state in the region, which has achieved real economic success,” Saakashvili said.
Earlier on July 13, the Polish Foreign Minister met in Tbilisi with his counterpart, Grigol Vashadze, as well as PM Nika Gilauri.
Sikorski reiterated support to Georgia’s territorial integrity and said after meeting with Vashadze, that Poland would not recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
“Poland is Georgia’s one of the best friends, which helps us in EU and NATO. Poland is the country whose advice we enjoy in our drive to integrate with EU,” the Georgian Foreign Minister said.
In Tbilisi the Polish Foreign Minister also met with two opposition representatives – MP Giorgi Targamadze, leader of parliamentary minority and of Christian-Democratic Movement and Irakli Alasania, leader of Our Georgia-Free Democrats. Opposition leaders said that they raised the issues related with electoral reform and media freedom during the meeting.