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Ponta pays two-day visit to Georgia, stopping first in Chisinau to discuss with Iurie Leanca

Ponta pays two-day visit to Georgia, stopping first in Chisinau to discuss with Iurie Leanca

Prime Minister Victor Ponta on March 14 and 15 is paying a two-day visit to Georgia, which is the first official visit at Head of Government level of Romania to this country.

According to a press release the Government sent to Agerpres on Friday, before leaving for Georgia, Victor Ponta will go to Chisinau, where he will have a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Iurie Leanca, together with whom he will make joint statements.

In Georgia, the Head of Government will be received by Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and also by his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibashvili.

Moreover, he will also meet the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, David Usupasvili.

"The visit is part of the Romanian-Georgian political dialogue at the highest level and represents an expression of Romania's interest in consolidating the cooperation relations with Georgia in all fields of activity, with emphasis on trade exchanges, energy and transport. Georgia is the main trade partner of Romania in the South Caucasus, trade exchanges between the two countries having recorded a constant growth in the past three years," according to the Executive in Bucharest.

The visit of the Romanian Head of Government to Georgia is also meant, according to the abovementioned source, as "a clear message of support for Georgia's European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, given also the current developments in the region. They will also approach, with the Georgian officials, the concrete way by which Romania can help Georgia with respect to its European aspirations."

Over 2013-14, Romania's Embassy in Tbilisi will also play the role of the NATO Contact Point Embassies (CPE) in Georgia. Romania is the main contributor, with 38 people, to the activity of the European Union's Monitoring Mission in Georgia, which monitors the implementation of the Cease-Fire Agreement that was signed in August 2008. Agerpres


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