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Japan-Georgia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

May 21, 2020

On May 21, commencing at around 3:50 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. David ZALKALIANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The overview is as follows.

1. At the outset, Minister Motegi stated that the Avigan tablets, requested by the Georgian government, will be provided in the near future and expressed his readiness to provide equipment which will contribute to the improvement of the health and medical system in Georgia. In response, Minister Zalkaliani expressed his appreciation for the assistance from Japan and introduced the current situation in Georgia and the measures taken by the Government. Both Ministers shared the view to be gradually suppressing the infection in the two countries, and concurred on the importance of sharing information, lessons learned, and insights of the COVID-19 with other countries and further cooperation to prevent the spread of the infection.

2. Minister Motegi stated that Japan attaches great emphasis to the relationship with Georgia, which shares fundamental values, such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law and will further support self-sustained development of Georgia. Both Ministers shared the view to promptly conclude a Japan-Georgia bilateral investment agreement and to further revitalize mutual exchanges between two countries in the fields of economy, business and so on after convergence of the COVID-19. The two Ministers shared the view to continue to work closely in the international arenas as well.

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