As he said at a press conference held after a meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Ilya Darchiashvili, against the backdrop of Russian aggression in Ukraine, it is very important to support Georgia and strengthen its defense capability.
“Putin’s terrible aggression has shown us that we must give Georgia more help. And also to those countries that have been affected by Putin’s aggression and which seek to join the European Union. With this in mind, we discussed the situation in occupied Abkhazia and “South Ossetia”, which we consider integral parts of Georgia. I would like to reiterate my unwavering support for Georgia’s territorial integrity. Any scenario can be expected from Russia. Therefore, it is important to support Georgia so that all partners focus on sustainability and increasing the defense capability of Georgia,” the Czech Foreign Minister said.
He noted that the Czech Republic supports Georgia’s efforts to integrate into the European Union and Euro-Atlantic structures.
“Georgia must continue its efforts through effective reforms, which is important in terms of the implementation of the 12 recommendations of the European Commission in order to obtain candidate status. Georgia needs to make efforts to reduce the polarization in the political spectrum, to create strong democratic institutions, which is the main issue for achieving the goals and obtaining the status of an EU candidate. Tangible results will lead us to progress. Georgia and the Czech Republic have common values, and according to the common vision of Europe, we want to see peace and stability. I am waiting for the moment when Georgia will be granted the status of a candidate country for the European Union,” said Jan Lipavsky
He thanked the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Ilya Darchiashvili, for the warm welcome in Tbilisi and said that the countries are bound by close cooperation.
“On January 4, 2023, we will celebrate the establishment of diplomatic relations between Georgia and the Czech Republic. Our diplomatic relations are based on very strong ties that bring our countries closer. We must look to the future not only with optimism, but also with new ideas and new efforts that will strengthen the ties between the two countries. We will continue political relations, we also want to increase economic cooperation in the direction of investments,” said the head of the Czech Foreign Ministry.