Georgia Seeks to Expand Ties with Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: February 8, 2019)

Georgia President Salome Zurabishvili has visited Kabul and met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the Presidential Palace (ARG) on Friday.

Both sides discussed range of issues including expanding bilateral relations, peace process, elections, counter-terrorism, regional connectivity, and  Georgian forces role in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, ARG said in a statement.

According to the statement, Ghani welcomed the Georgian president and accompanied delegation to Kabul and thanked the country’s cooperation with Afghanistan particularly in implementation of the agreement for opening the Lapis Lazuli corridor and facilitating commercial products through the route.

The Afghan president also thanked the “active” role of Georgian forces in the framework of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

On her turn, President Zurabishvili assured of Georgia’s continued “comprehensive” support with Afghanistan in various fields. She also stressed on expanding her country’s bilateral economic and trade ties with Afghanistan.

The Georgian president also invited the Afghan president to visit Georgia to expand bilateral ties and Ghani has promised to visit Georgia at an “appropriate” time.

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