Parliament Ratifies UK, Georgia Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement
On October 30, Parliament of Georgia ratified the “Strategic Partnership and and Cooperation Agreement between Georgia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland” with 86 votes in favor.
Georgian Foreign Minister, Davit Zalkaliani, and the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State, Dominic Raab, signed the agreement in London on October 21.
Pledging to maintain their ties after Brexit, it will replace the EU-Georgia Association Agreement in bilateral UK-Georgia relations, including their free trade regime.
According to the Georgian Foreign Ministry, the document, which was introduced at the parliamentary committees and the plenary session by Deputy Foreign Minister Khatuna Tortladze, has been “unanimously” supported by legislators.
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