The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili met with the current Chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Zbigniew Rau.
The sides discussed the security challenges created in the region as a result of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
The PM reiterated that Georgia expresses solidarity with Ukraine, assists the country humanitarianly and supports it politically, as well as in all international formats. The Prime Minister stressed the crucial role of the international community and the effective steps needed to end the war as soon as possible.
Particular attention was paid to future cooperation during the OSCE chairmanship and regional security issues in this context. Speaking to Zbigniew Rau, Garibashvili emphasized the importance of maintaining a high level of the issue of occupation of Georgian territories during the Polish chairmanship in the OSCE, as well as the OSCE’s participation in the Geneva International Discussions (GID) and the need to use the format effectively and achieve tangible results. Emphasis was placed on the importance of effective coordination of the Incident and Response Mechanism (IPRM). The Georgian government’s peace policy was underlined.
The Polish diplomat reaffirmed his strong support for Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and for the country’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister welcomed the important priorities announced by Poland during its OSCE chairmanship. The PM thanked the Polish Foreign Minister for his visit to Georgia.