Lukashenko Visit Sees Belarus Potentially Bridging Georgia-Russia Divide
Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Tamar Beruchashvili, the Vice-Premier, Minister of Energy Kakha Kaladze, and Head of Presidential Administration Davit Pataraia met with the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, who arrived in Georgia on April 22.
The visiting president also met his Georgian counterpart, Prime Minister Gharibashvili, the Chairman of Georgian Parliament Usupashvili and other governmental officials to discuss a new stage of cooperation between the two countries.
“The Belarusian President’s visit to Georgia is very important. I can say that a new stage of cooperation is beginning in Georgia-Belarus relations. The recent steps of Belarus were special in terms of our region’s common security. Deepening our dialogue will be crucial. Belarus is a country that is committed to the territorial integrity and inviolability of borders, which is very important for Georgia,” said Beruchashvili to media.
She continued, saying that Belarus has also been committed to the non-recognition policy for years, the implementation of which was quite difficult. “I am sure we will find new opportunities for cooperation,” she added.