Japan-Georgia Relations

December 18, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fukazawa shaking hands with Georgian Ambassador LEZHAVA to Japan
Meeting between Parliamentary Vice-Minister Fukazawa and Georgian Ambassador LEZHAVA to Japan

On December 18, Mr. FUKAZAWA Yoichi, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call by H.E. Teimuraz LEZHAVA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows:

  1. Parliamentary Vice Minister Fukazawa stated that Georgia shares fundamental values with Japan and is an important partner, and he is pleased that high-level personal exchanges have been active recently. He noted that the European Council decided to grant the status of candidate country for EU membership to Georgia on the 14th of this month, and stated that Japan supports Georgia's efforts to join the EU and welcomes the decision.
  2. Ambassador Lezhava expressed his congratulations on the appointment of Parliamentary Vice Minister Fukazawa. He also expressed his appreciation for Japan's position on granting the status of candidate country to Georgia, and his expectations for the development of future cooperation in order to take full advantage of the potential of bilateral relations, especially in the economic sphere.
  3. The two sides agreed to work closely together to further strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
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