Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and the “special friendship and partnership” between Georgia and Estonia were the key topics discussed by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Estonian President Alar Karis on the sidelines of the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday, the Government of Georgia press office reported.
Garibashvili thanked Karis for “firmly supporting” Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty, and the country's European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
Karis responded that Estonia’s support was “unwavering” for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
While discussing Georgia's progress being made toward European and Euro-Atlantic integration, Garibashvili stressed that Georgia completed the European Commission's self-assessment questionnaire ahead of schedule, and now was expecting the European Commission's relevant decision, counting on Estonia's firm support on the path to European integration, said the press office.
The officials also discussed the importance of Georgia's integration into NATO.
“The meeting underlined the successful partnership between the two countries in the areas of innovations, digital technologies, and education, also in the defense field. Garibashvili and Karis emphasized the importance of deeper economic cooperation, using the full potential in this regard,” said the Government of Georgia press office.
While speaking about Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, Garibashvili reaffirmed Georgia's solidarity with the Ukrainian people.