Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze returned to Kyiv on April 21 and resumed performing his duties, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has announced.
MFA Georgia reports that the ambassador met with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister and the Deputy Foreign Minister.
“During the meetings, the Ukrainian side welcomed Tbilisi’s decision to send back the ambassador and positively assessed the move, especially in the light of the military escalation along the Ukrainian border and in the temporarily occupied territories,” stated the MFA Georgia.
“The sides expressed readiness to actively cooperate in further deepening the strategic partnership between Georgia and Ukraine,” reads the statement.
Recently, on April 9, the day marking a national unity for Georgia, President Salome Zurabishvili demanded the return of the Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine.
“I do not want to end this speech on April 9, which is the day of strengthening our independence, and not to mention the current struggle of our Ukrainian friends; I want to express solidarity with them. I consider it a sign of this solidarity today that we urgently return our ambassador to Kyiv,” Zurabishvili said.
It has been almost a year since Georgia recalled its ambassador from Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia announced on May 8, 2020, that it had recalled Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Teimuraz Sharashenidze from Ukraine to Tbilisi for consultations.
This decision was related to the appointment of the former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, as the Chairman of the Executive Committee for Reforms in Ukraine. This committee is part of the National Council for Reforms.
The Georgian Foreign Ministry reported after Saakashvili’s appointment to the council that the fact would not lead to the suspension of diplomatic relations with Ukraine or cause any threats to the strategic partnership.