Georgian parliamentary delegation to South Africa discusses cooperation

The strengthening of bilateral parliamentary relations and the deepening of cooperation in the areas of trade, tourism, reforms, agriculture, sports and education were discussed on Friday during a meeting between a parliamentary delegation Georgian and officials of the South African Parliament.

Nikoloz Samkharadze, Chairman of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, briefed his South African counterparts on Georgia’s main foreign policy priorities and challenges in the Black Sea and South Caucasus regions, including aggression in Ukraine, in addition to introducing them to the “difficult situation” in the Russian-occupied territories of Georgia, the Georgian parliament said.

South African lawmakers confirmed their “strong support” for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity at the meeting.

They also expressed interest in the measures taken by the Georgian Parliament to strengthen the control functions and the general reforms implemented in the country, and expressed their wish to visit Georgia to learn about the reforms implemented in the fight against corruption, poverty reduction, border management and the development of State services. .

[W]We had interesting meetings with South African legislators where we discussed various ways to strengthen our ties. […] In the future, we plan to host them in Tbilisi and share our experience. We have also received confirmation that South Africa will be faithful to the principle of territorial integrity of Georgia,” Samkharadze said after the talks.

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