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We See Georgia as a Stabilizing Force in the Region: Doris Leuthard

We see Georgia as a stabilizing force in the region, President Doris Leuthard of the Swiss Confederation stated during meeting with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

During the meeting held as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the parties discussed core issues of the friendly relations and partnership between Georgia and the Swiss Confederation.

The discussion involved the growing cooperation potential in various directions, and the importance of the signing of the agreement between Georgia and EFTA was emphasized. Special attention was paid to the bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and economy, tourism, and education, and the importance of sharing Swiss experience in developing mountainous regions.

The President of the Swiss Confederation took great interest in the Georgian Government’s four-point reform agenda. The dialogue also involved Georgia’s education reform seeking to advance professional education. The Prime Minister of Georgia expressed hope for Swiss support in reforming Georgia’s system of education.

The parties also discussed Georgia-Russia relations and the situation in Georgia’s occupied territories.

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili thanked the President of the Swiss Confederacy for supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and for mediation in the country’s relations with Russia.