GEORGIAN AMBASSADOR PRESENT CREDENTIALS

(L-R) Foreign Minister Clay Forau, Ambassador Vladimer Konstantinidi, Sir Allan Kemakeza, a Georgian Official and PS Foreign Affairs Beraki Jino at Government House. Photo credit: GCU.

(L-R) Foreign Minister Clay Forau, Ambassador Vladimer Konstantinidi, Sir Allan Kemakeza, a Georgian Official and PS Foreign Affairs Beraki Jino at Government House. Photo credit: GCU.

Georgia’s first ever Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Vladimir  Konstantinidi has presented
his Letters of Credence to Acting Governor General Sir Allan Kemakeza at Government House yesterday.

Officiating the presentation, Acting Governor General Sir Allan said he is confident the two countries will maintain and allow their relations to flourish into the future.

“Our two countries have slowly grown and am confident that we will continue to maintain and allow our relations to flourish into future years. As alluded to by your Excellency, the remoteness of your tropical locations will be hindered by our bilateral affiliation that is founded and natured on our common world view for the international issues as well as the democratic traditions and international forums.”

The Acting Governor General also pledged that the geographical difference of the two countries will not hinder their bilateral affiliations.

Georgia and Solomon Islands established diplomatic relations in March 2011.

Georgia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.

It has a territory of 69-thousand 7-hundred square kilometers with a population of almost 5 million.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Konstantinidi says he is hopeful that the establishment of relations between Georgia and Solomon Islands will significantly intensify contacts and create stronger basis for cooperation.

Speaking at the Government House today, the Georgia Ambassador to Solomon Islands says opening their mission in the region and accrediting their Embassy to Honiara represents a clear sign of Georgia’s desire to have a long term commitment to the country and the whole region.

Ambassador Konstantinidi also acknowledged his Government’s gratitude to Solomon Islands for supporting Georgia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.

“We appreciate your principle position towards the inadmissibility of the recognition of independence of Georgia’s occupied regions. For further development of bilateral relations between our countries we consider it is very important to exchange high level visits and organise political consultations on various levels where we can further discuss the issues of common interest such as further cooperation on multilateral and bilateral stage.”

Ambassador Konstantinidi is scheduled to meet top government officials, including Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, during his visit here.

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