Dinner between Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and H.E. Mr. Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia
March 13, 2019
On March 13, commencing at around 8:30 p.m.for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, hosted a dinner with H.E. Mr. Mamuka Bakhtadze, Prime Minister of Georgia, who is visiting Japan. The overview is as follows.
- At the beginning of the dinner, Minister Kono expressed his pleasure for the second meeting with Prime Minister Bakhtadze following their meeting in Georgia on the occasion of the former’s visit to that country last September. Minister Kono also stated that Japan is willing to further enhance cooperation with Georgia, which shares with Japan fundamental values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
- Prime Minister Bakhtadze stated that he welcomes steady progress of the bilateral relations. He also expressed his expectation that Japan-Georgia business forum on March 15 and the Georgia wine exhibition would make opportunities for prompt stronger bonds between two countries.
- Both sides confirmed and welcomed the substantial conclusion of negotiations on the main text of the investment agreement between two countries. Both sides also confirmed their willingness to cooperation in remaining works toward the prompt conclusion of the agreement.
- Both sides exchanged views on cooperation in international fora and regional issues.