PHL, Georgia agree to hold regular consultations to strengthen relations

November 26, 2011 12:59 am 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — The Philippines and Georgia sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Political Consultations to enable both countries to conduct regular consultations and exchange of opinions on bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest in the light of strengthening friendly relations and cooperation.

Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Erlinda Basilio and Georgian Deputy Minister David Jalagania headed the Philippine and Georgian delegations, respectively, and signed the MOU on behalf of the two countries.

During the initial consultations held on Thursday, both sides agreed to strengthen ties in the political, economic and consular aspects.

Moreover, there was an interesting exchange of views regarding the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations in 2012.

In multilateral fora, the Philippines and Georgia work together on issues of mutual interest, such as good governance, human rights, rule of law, democratic reforms and human development.

Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of Georgia is Tbilisi. (PNA) scs/FPV

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