About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 23:49 - 22 Apr.'14
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Georgian FM Visits Brussels
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 24 Apr.'13 / 13:24

Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze, participated in NATO and ISAF partner nations’ foreign ministerial meeting on Tuesday and will meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday in Brussels.

Panjikidze said that Georgia, which now has over 1,600 troops in Afghanistan, making the country highest per capita troop contributor to ISAF, reiterated its commitment to NATO-led mission in Afghanistan and reaffirmed its intention to continue its contribution after 2014, when the NATO combat mission is due to end.

She said that Georgia was also offering NATO to use its territory as a route for reverse transit of ISAF forces and cargoes from Afghanistan, in particular by using railway link, which is due to be completed later this year and which will link Azerbaijan and Turkey via Georgia.

In a declaration adopted after a trilateral meeting in Batumi in March, 2013 foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey underscored “the necessity of timely conclusion of construction” of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in order to put the link into service as a “central, the shortest and the most effective route for reverse transit of the ISAF forces and cargoes from Afghanistan in 2014.”

Also on April 23, the Georgian Foreign Minister participated together with counterparts from three other NATO aspirant countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina; Montenegro and Macedonia, in a meeting with three NATO-member states – Poland, Romania and Turkey.

Panjikidze said it was an initiative of these three NATO-member states to initiate the new 3+4 format to engage more actively with four aspirant countries.

On Wednesday Panjikidze is expected to meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Brussels to discuss “important details” of bilateral relations, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said.

Latest News
22 Apr.'14 23:49
Ex-Defense Minister Okruashvili Barred from Running for Gori Mayor
CEC said Okruashvili, who returned to Georgia less than 2 years ago, fails to meet residency requirement.
22 Apr.'14 22:52
Iranian President Meets Georgian Diplomat, Raises Rail Link with Georgia via Azerbaijan
The entire region will benefit from this railway link, President Rouhani said.
22 Apr.'14 19:57
Saakashvili Presidential Library Holds Soft Opening
Saakashvili said via video link he will return much sooner than Ivanishvili can imagine.
22 Apr.'14 14:31
Russia Releases Georgian Jailed for 'Spying'
So far Russia released three Georgian citizens, who were serving prison terms for spying.
21 Apr.'14 17:42
Security Chief Replaced in Breakaway S.Ossetia
Attoev, who led breakaway region’s KGB since November 2006, was sent into retirement.
20 Apr.'14 21:13
PM Reaffirms Support for Khudoni HPP Project
Benefits of the project will outweigh its negative impact, Garibashvili said.
19 Apr.'14 20:13
CEC: Number of Voters 3.49 Million
Central Election Commission released updated figure of number of voters in Georgia.
19 Apr.'14 02:34
Georgian, Russian Diplomats Hold Phone Conversation
Karasin spoke with Abashidze by phone a day after the two diplomats met in Prague.
18 Apr.'14 15:36
Georgia in European Parliament's Resolution on Ukraine
It said that Georgia, like any other European state, has a European perspective.
18 Apr.'14 03:41
Anti-Discrimination Bill Passed with First Reading
The bill is criticized by human rights organizations and Orthodox groups, but for different reasons.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
62