Estonian president receives credentials of ambassadors of Georgia, Oman

  • 2024-03-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian President Alar Karis received the credentials of Ambassador of Georgia Zurab Khamashuridze and Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman Bader Mohammed Bader Al Mantheri in Kadriorg on Tuesday.

The head of state and the Georgian ambassador spoke about the development of bilateral relations and support for Georgia on its path to the European Union.

"The bilateral relations between Estonia and Georgia are long-term and good," Karis said. "Estonia supports Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as Georgia's Euro-Atlantic integration."

The president praised the work of the Georgian government to obtain the status of a candidate country of the European Union and encouraged the country to continue with reforms.

"You mustn't slow down now," Karis said.

According to the head of state, Georgia is one of the priority countries for Estonian development cooperation and emphasis is being placed more than before on the field of education and supporting civil society.

The president and the ambassador also discussed cooperation on issues pertaining to Ukraine in international organizations and the need to support Ukraine.

"Ukraine's victory is the victory of all of us, that is why we have to continue our efforts to support Ukraine," the Estonian head of state said. "The use of force must not pay off, so it is necessary to make additional efforts and increase the price of aggression in order for Ukraine to win the war."

The Georgian ambassador also gave an overview of the security situation in the occupied regions.

At the meeting with the ambassador of Oman, Karis encouraged closer bilateral economic cooperation foremost in the field of IT and cyber security, but also in smarter ports, tourism and education.

The president and the ambassador also spoke about the global impact of the war in Ukraine and the importance of supporting Ukraine. The ambassador of Oman also gave an overview of what is happening in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East region. Cooperation in the United Nations and the need for reform of the Security Council were also discussed.

The Georgian ambassador resides in Tallinn and the ambassador of Oman in London.