Tbilisi [Georgia]Oct. 10 (ANI): State Minister for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi met with Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Monday as the two sides expressed their commitment to further strengthen ties in the fields of culture, education, trade and tourism.
The ministers also extended warm wishes to each other on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Georgia.
“Glad to meet Georgian Foreign Minister Mr. Ilia Darchiashvili @iliadarch today. Conveyed warm wishes on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic relations,” Lekhi wrote on Twitter.
Besides, the two sides also exchanged views on issues concerning Indian students and farmers.
In addition, the MoS also met with First Deputy Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, George Volski and Chairman of India-Georgia Friendship Group, Giorgi Amilakhvari.
Reiterating the commitment to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations in the political, cultural and educational fields, the leaders discussed parliamentary cooperation between India and Georgia.
Taking to Twitter, MoS Lekhi said, “Glad to meet Mr. George Volski, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament of Georgia and Mr. Giorgi Amilakhvari, Chairman of India-Georgia Friendship Group. We discussed cooperation parliamentarian and reiterated our commitment to strengthening our bilateral relations in the political, cultural and educational fields.
Minister of State for External Affairs Lekhi is visiting Georgia on October 10-11. This is the MoS’s first visit to Georgia. Bilateral relations with Georgia have intensified after Foreign Minister S Jaishankar’s historic visit last year.
Following the visit to Georgia, MoS Lekhi will lead the Indian delegation to the 6th Summit Meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
As one of the founding members of CICA, India has supported the initiatives of CICA including organizing and participating in various CICA activities, the press release added.
On the sidelines of the CICA Summit, the MOS will also have bilateral meetings with senior dignitaries and ministers from other participating countries, including Kazakhstan.
India has close and friendly ties with Georgia and Kazakhstan, underpinned by cultural and historical ties. The MoS visit comes at an opportune time as India marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the two countries. The visit will further boost the momentum of India’s bilateral relations with these countries. (ANI)
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