Georgia’s Bakhtadze Holds Meetings in Japan

Within the framework of an official visit to Japan, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze was hosted by the Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

Discussions were related to the development of cooperation between Georgia and Japan. It was noted that the visit of the Head of Government of Georgia will advance the bilateral relations to a new level.

Bakhtadze focused on the support of Japan in various directions, including the funding of significant projects, prospects of deepened economic cooperation. It was also noted that the Mutual Investment Agreement will play a considerable role in this process.

The PM noted that Georgia and Japan have good cooperation and expressed hope it will be advanced even more.

“The most important part of our interaction is people to people relations. I do believe that as people to people relations are so great among the two nations, it will be a great precondition for us to strengthen our cooperation both in political and economic fields. Also, we would like to see more Japanese friends coming from Japan to Georgia, having more businesses between two nations,” he said.

Taro Kono thanked Bakhtadze for his visit and expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister of Georgia for warm hospitality enjoyed in Tbilisi.

"We had wonderful discussions. I hope the Prime Minister's visit to Japan will be a fruitful one. We really appreciate His Excellency's visit to Japan. We look forward to strengthening our bilateral relationship,” he said.

Bakhtadze also met Ichiro Aisawa, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan and Chairman of the Japan-Georgia Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Development of political and economic relations between Georgia and Japan, along with a deepened cooperation in various directions was the key topics discussed by the sides.

It was also noted that visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia to Japan, along with a Joint Business Forum to be held in Tokyo this week will facilitate the intensified trade and economic relations between the two countries, along with the current potential of tourism.


By Thea Morrison



14 March 2019 10:40