The FINANCIAL -- On 9 June 2015, the Georgian Foreign Ministry hosted another round of political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Georgia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Director of the European Affairs Department Nino Baratashvili headed the Georgian delegation while the Dutch delegation was led by Director of the Europe Department Daphne Bergsma, according to MFA Georgia.
On the sidelines of bilateral political consultations, the meetings were held with Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Gigi Gigiadze and Directors of the Departments of European Integration, Security Policy and Euro-Atlantic Integration and International Organisations.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues including bilateral and multilateral relations, special attention was paid to the strengthening of trade-economic relations between the two countries, as well as to future prospects for co-operation in the fields of defence, agriculture, culture, education and tourism.
Discussions also focused on the importance of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and its effective implementation. The sides expressed the hope that the Netherlands will ratify the Agreement by the end of June.
The sides focused on the issues relating to regional security, relations between Georgia and Russia, situation in the occupied territories and the format of Geneva Discussions.
The Dutch delegation once again reaffirmed its government's unequivocal support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Within the framework of the visit, Daphne Bergsma held meetings with State Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration David Bakradze and Prime Minister's Special Representative for Relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze.