17 Mar 2023 14:01

British foreign secretary pledges further support for Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations

TBILISI. March 17 (Interfax) - British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, currently on an official visit to Tbilisi, has pledged further British support for Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations.

"We will continue to support your Euro-Atlantic aspirations. [...] In 2023, the UK embassy together with that of Romania is acting as the NATO contact point in Georgia," Cleverly said at a joint press briefing with Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili on Friday.

He also declared British support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia and said that London was closely cooperating with Tbilisi, in particular, to help Georgia choose its future independently, without Russia's interference.

In turn, Darchiashvili told the press briefing they had discussed Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic integration and the security, economic and energy significance of the Black Sea region. The current situation in the region was also discussed in detail, he said.