On December 4, on the sidelines of the NATO meeting of foreign ministers, the Georgian Foreign Minister, David Zalkaliani has met with his Romanian counterpart, Teodor Meleşcanu.
Discussions during the meeting focused on Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration issues. Reaffirming its support for Georgia’s aspiration, the Romanian Minister emphasized that with its progress and contribution to Trans-Atlantic security Georgia deserves to be a member of NATO. The sides highlighted the importance of Georgia-Romania co-operation on Black Sea security.
David Zalkaliani welcomed Romania’s upcoming Presidency of the EU Council. Teodor Meleşcanu pledged that Georgia and Eastern Partnership will remain on the priority list during Romania’s presidency. The Ministers welcomed the involvement of Romania and Georgia in international transit and energy corridors. Special note was taken of the role of the two countries in the development of the Black Sea-Caspian Sea transport corridor.
The Ministers expressed their readiness to further develop co-operation between the two countries and to deepen people-to-people contacts that is further facilitated by the operation of direct flights between Tbilisi and Bucharest.
Teodor Meleşcanu congratulated David Zalkaliani on the conduction of the presidential elections.