Government of Georgia – Prime Minister's Visits & Meetings 2021

Georgian Prime Minister's August 21-23 Official Visit to Ukraine Print Version


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August 21-23 marked Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili's official visit to Ukraine. On August 21, the Head of Georgian Government was hosted by his Ukrainian counterpart, Denys Shmyhal, in Lvov.

The Prime Ministers of the two countries visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center's base.

An official welcoming ceremony was held at the international base, with the anthems of the two countries performed.

Irakli Garibashvili and Denys Shmyhal spoke with the leaders of the foreign contingent, including representatives of ally states, also familiarizing themselves with the work of the Simulation Center, armament and military equipment, including weapons manufactured in Ukraine, and attending demonstration drills at the training base.
Prime Ministers of both countries first visited the Folk Architecture Museum of Lvov and saw an exhibition of crafts displayed by local producers.

A cultural tour was organized in the historic center of Lvov for Irakli Garibashvili and Denys Shmyhal. Prime Ministers enjoyed the historic and architectural sites of the city together with the government members of both countries.

As part of the Georgian Prime Minister's official visit to Ukraine, a meeting was held in Kiev with Ukraine's President Volodimir Zelensky, followed by talks with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, in both face-to-face and broader formats. After the meetings, the Prime Ministers of Georgia and Ukraine made joint statements for the press.

During his official visit, the Prime Minister of Georgia also met with Chairman of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Dmytro Razumkov.

Irakli Garibashvili laid a wreath of garland at the tombstone of the Unknown Soldier and aid tribute to the memory of the victims at the Holodomor Memorial.

On August 23, the Prime Minister of Georgia joined the leaders of more than 40 states to take part in the Crimean Platform Summit.

The Head of Georgian Government, in his address to the summit's participants spoke about the common European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations of Georgia and Ukraine, and discussed challenges pertaining to violated territorial integrity.

The Prime Minister of Georgia was awarded with an Order of First Degree for Merit by Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine within the scope of the Crimea Platform Summit.

President Zelensky also honored the following leaders with an awarded: Charles Michel, President of the European Council; Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People; Presidents of Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Slovakia and Moldova, along with Prime Ministers of Romania, Slovakia and Croatia.

Georgia's governmental delegation included Vice Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaliani, Defense Minister Juansher Burchuladze, and Head of the Government's Administration Ilia Darchiashvili.

Press Service of the Government Administration


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