Mikheil Janelidze and Ignacio Ybáñez, on Tuesday in Madrid./ Photo: Embassy of Georgia
The Diplomat. 15/12/2016
Georgia’s Foreign Minister, Mikheil Janelidze, and the Spanish secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ignacio Ybáñez, met in Madrid on Tuesday to revise together issues of the bilateral agenda, European and multilateral, such as the process of visa liberalization with the European Union and bilateral visits.
The meeting is part of the frequent political contacts between the authorities of both countries, such as that held by both ministers, Mikheil Janelidze and Alfonso Dastis, on 6 December in Brussels, and in which both expressed their will to explore new spaces of economic cooperation. In particular, Dastis transmitted to his counterpart the Spanish interest in increasing investments in sectors key to Georgia, such as infrastructures or tourism.
Spain expressed support to the candidacy of Ambassador Pololikashvili to the post of UNWTO Secretary General
Ybáñez and Janelidze also talked about the candidacy of Ambassador Zurab Pololikashvili to the post of UNWTO Secretary General, to which the Secretary of State shown the support of Spain’s.
Spain firmly supports Georgia’s territorial integrity and the process of reforms set in motion by its new government, and it bets on advancing in the implementation of the Association Agreement that Georgia has signed with the EU.