Japan-Georgia Foreign Ministers' Meeting and Working Dinner
December 15, 2022
On December 15, commencing at around 6:00 p.m. for approximately 40 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Ilia DARCHIASHVILI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, who is visiting Japan as a guest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by a working dinner commencing at 6:50 p.m. for approximately 50 minutes. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Minister Hayashi sincerely welcomed Foreign Minister Dalchishvili's visit to Japan on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, and stated that the two countries share fundamental values and are partners in maintaining and strengthening a free and open international order based on the rule of law, and that Japan consistently supports Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
- The two foreign ministers then concurred to further strengthen bilateral relations for the sustainable development of Georgia and the South Caucasus region, including strengthening regional connectivity with a view to transport routes through the Caspian Sea and cooperation in the field of decarbonization based on the Memorandum of Cooperation on the Bilateral Crediting Mechanism (JCM) signed in September of this year. The two foreign ministers also concurred to strengthen human resource development cooperation and welcomed the launching of JICA's Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in Georgia in January 2023.
- The two foreign ministers also exchanged views on a wide range of regional situations, including Ukraine, Caucasus, Central Asia, and East Asia. On this basis, the Ministers concurred to continue to work closely together to strengthen bilateral relations as well as to uphold fundamental values and to maintain and strengthen an international order based on the rule of law.