Georgia, UK to Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Today, a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement between Georgia and Great Britain will be signed later today in London, which will enter into force after Brexit ends.

For this important interstate agreement, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani himself went to London. Georgia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Tamar Beruchashvili, noted that the post-Brexit agreement would replace the Association Agreement between Georgia and the European Union in bilateral relations between Georgia and the UK.

The document covers a wide range of cooperation and creates a legal framework for strategic partnership, as well as ensuring maintenance of a free trade regime between Georgia and the UK.

According to the Ambassador, Georgia and the United Kingdom have long been strategic partners and the United Kingdom, as one of the major global actors, has been an active supporter of Georgia. This is evidenced even by the fact that Georgia is the first country in the EU's Eastern Partnership region with which the United Kingdom is concluding such an agreement.

By Mariam Merabishvili

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia  

21 October 2019 16:26