Georgian Diaspora Minister in Turkey for meeting

Celik met with Georgian State Minister for Diaspora Affairs Papuna Davitaia in Ankara on Tuesday.

Georgian Diaspora Minister in Turkey for meeting

Turkish State Minister Faruk Celik met with Georgian State Minister for Diaspora Affairs Papuna Davitaia in Ankara on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters at Celik's office in Ankara, Davitaia said that a large number of Georgians lived in Turkey.

From such a perspective, there is great potential for cooperation between the two countries. Non-governmental organizations could play a crucial role in strengthening relations between Turkey and Georgia, Davitaia said.

Georgians living in Turkey constitute a "bridge" between our two countries. We want to see this bridge get stronger. We would like to promote Georgian culture in Turkey and Turkish culture in Georgia. Such efforts would contribute to the strengthening of relations, Davitaia noted.

Faruk Celik, in his part, said that he was pleased to see Davitaia and an accompanying delegation at his ministry in Ankara.

Relations between Turkey and Georgia are extremely positive. The opening of an airport in Batumi was important in becoming a center of tourism between Turkey and Georgia after mutual visa requirements were ended, Celik said.

Economic relations between our two countries are excellent. An important number of Turkish entrepreneurs work in Georgia. Businesspeople there have established their associations and continue to make investments. Our ministeries can facilitate the exchange of students, Celik stressed.

There are projects taking place under the auspices of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA). We have expressed that we are ready to do everything possible to help Georgia develop as a new republic, Celik also said.

Following their statements to the press corps, the two ministers gave each other various gifts.


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