"WE HIGHLY VALUE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH BULGARIA AND HOPE THAT THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WILL HELP STRENGTHEN OUR TIES EVEN MORE” – ILIA DARCHIASHVILI
"We highly value our relationship with Bulgaria and hope that the historical and cultural similarities between the two countries will help strengthen our ties even more. We are ready to use all opportunities to further deepen the partnership between our countries." - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ilia Darchiashvili, said at the press conference following the meeting with his Bulgarian colleague held in Sofia.
As the minister noted, Bulgaria's firm support to Georgia is extremely important today, against the background of security challenges.
Ilia Darchiashvili also drew attention to the progress achieved in Georgia’s European integration process and the importance of Bulgaria's support on this path.
"Almost a year after the historic decision, Georgia made significant efforts towards the implementation of the European Union’s 12 priorities. We are sure that by the end of this year, we will celebrate another historic decision - granting Georgia the EU candidate status, which will open the accession negotiations", Ilia Darchiashvili said.
The minister thanked his colleague for Bulgaria’s firm support for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and European aspirations of Georgia.