Meetings of the Parliamentary Delegation in the Parliament of South Africa
The Parliamentary Delegation headed by Nikoloz Samkharadze held meetings with the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of South Africa, N. A. Masondo, and the Chairs of the Foreign Relations Committee and the ruling Faction of the South African Parliament.
The parties highlighted the enhancement of the bilateral Parliamentary relations, and cooperation between the countries, including the directions such as trade, tourism, reforms, agriculture, sports and education.
At the meeting with his South African counterpart, N. Samkharadze introduced the main foreign political priorities and dwelt on the challenges in the region, including the Russian aggression in Ukraine, the grave situation on the occupied territories of Georgia, peaceful resolution of the conflict, importance of the non-recognition policy and the Black Sea security.
The South African MPs reaffirmed the intact support to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia. Within the visit, Georgian MPs met with the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of South Africa, N. A. Masondo and the leadership of the ruling Faction; at the meeting, the parties stressed the enhancement of the Parliamentary cooperation, including the Parliamentary oversight function.
The South African MPs asked about the actions taken by the Parliament of Georgia in view of boosting the Parliamentary oversight, the reforms undertaken in the country etc. They expressed their will to visit Georgia to study the reforms in curbing corruption, eradication of poverty, border management and state services.
“This visit is of particular importance since it is the first precedent when the Parliamentary Delegation of Georgia visits South Africa, which is a leading state on the continent. We held interesting meetings with the South African MPs and discussed various ways for bolstering the bilateral links. We outlined many directions for our cooperation, which leads to mutually beneficial outcomes. Our hosts expressed particular interest in the reforms undertaken and scheduled in Georgia during the visit to our country and sharing our experience. We were also pledged that South Africa will remain loyal to the territorial integrity principle of Georgia”, - N. Samkharadze stated.
The Georgian Parliamentary Delegation visits the Parliamentary Capital of South Africa – Cape Town; the Delegation is composed of the Deputy Chair of the Sports and Youth Issues Committee, David Kacharava; Political Group “Girchi” MP, Alexander Rakviashvili; and the Ambassador of Georgia to South Africa, H.E. Beka Dvali.