Ketevan Tsikhelashvili met with the Ambassador of Japan in Georgia

13 December 2017
The State minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia Tadaharu Uehara.

During the introductory meeting, the State Minister spoke about the activities of the Office. Tsikhelashvili informed Ambassador about the situation on the occupied territories of Georgia, the conditions of the villages along the dividing line and the problems that the population suffers on the both sides of the occupation line.

"We discussed in details the situation in Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali region. The policy that is being implemented by Russia. The challenges that population faces from the security and humanitarian point of view.

“We talked about the assistance of Japan to Georgia. The Ambassador noted that Japan's position regarding Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity is unshakable. Of course, this is very important for us. His support, involvement and assistance to Georgia and Georgian people will continue.

"It is very important for them in terms of human rights. During our conversation we devoted much time to the problems and challenges of population living in the occupied territories and along the dividing line. Especially to the most vulnerable population - the ethnic Georgian population in the Gali district", - said Ketevan Tsikhelashvili after the meeting.

The State Minister expressed her gratitude towards the Japanese government and said that they agreed on future cooperation.