Georgian Minister of Health Meets Ukrainian Counterpart
Georgia’s Minister of Labour, Health and Social Affairs, Davit Sergeenko, held a meeting in Kiev with his Ukrainian counterpart, Alexander Kvitaishvili, on April 27th. Kvitaishvili held the post of Health Minister in Georgia between 2008-2010. The meeting was also attended by Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine, Mikheil Ukleba and Counselor of the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine, Otar Gurgenidze.
Within the framework of the visit, parties discussed the existing action plan as well as possible collaboration opportunities according to which Georgia will provide healthcare assistance to Ukraine. David Sergeenko assured those present that Georgia is ready to further assist Ukraine in every possible way.
“We reiterated our preparedness to continue cooperation in regards to the provision of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, including sending medical supplies, transferring Ukrainian servicemen for rehabilitation in Georgian hospitals, as well as hosting Ukrainian youths at Georgian resorts,” noted Sergeenko following the meeting in Kiev.
Following his visit to Ukraine last summer, the Georgian Minister of Health initiated an assistance plan for the neighbouring country. Twelve tons of humanitarian aid, consisting mostly of medical supplies and equipment, were sent to Ukraine in September 2014. Furthermore, for over one hundred Ukrainian children from conflict areas, the Ministry arranged a trip to Georgia’s recreational area of Anaklia on the Black Sea Coast. At present Georgia is one of the leading contributors of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.