Georgia and France sign agreement

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze and his French Counterpart Bernard Kouchner have signed an agreement on security cooperation in Paris. Before the signing ceremony, the sides discussed the situation in the conflict regions and release of Georgian teens detained in Tskhinvali.

Kouchner expressed France’s support for Georgia’s territorial integrity.

“We will further work in this direction,” he said, noting that the sides also discussed the election of the new EU president and other relevant issues.

Vashadze added the meeting touched upon future bilateral relations.

“We discussed the mechanisms that should be used to ensure the fulfillment of the agreement dated Aug.12, 2008,” he said.

Vashadze said they also discussed future high-level visits.

The Georgian FM is visiting Europe and holding official meetings with a range of institutions, including the European Parliament.

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