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Deputy Foreign Minister hails ‘mutually beneficial cooperation’ on anniversary of relations with Finland

Vladimer Konstantinidi, Georgia’s deputy foreign minister, on Tuesday hailed the “mutually beneficial cooperation” between Georgia and Finland as the two countries marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties.

Addressing the audience at an anniversary event in Tbilisi, the Georgian official stressed that the “strong and friendly relations” over the past 30 years were “based on mutual respect and common values” between the two states.

Three decades of friendship and multidimensional relations in bilateral and multilateral formats have brought us a number of genuine results and laid a solid foundation for the future expansion of this mutually beneficial cooperation – especially in the fields of politics, economy, cybersecurity and education, as well as in terms of deepening people-to-people contacts,” he said.

Georgian FM MP hailed “three decades of our multidimensional friendship and relationship” with Finland at the anniversary event. Photo: press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Konstantinidi thanked the Finnish authorities for their “strong and continued support” for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, as well as for their “active involvement” in the European Union monitoring mission, the only foreign mission in Georgia, observing activities adjacent to the Russian-occupied regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali (South Ossetia).

The Deputy Minister said he hoped Finland would continue to support Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations and expressed his belief that cooperation could play an important role in “overcoming common challenges” and “ensuring a more peaceful and brighter European and Euro-Atlantic future”.