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French, German FMs In Tbilisi To Discuss Ties

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has held talks with the visiting foreign ministers of France and Germany, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Georgian presidential press service said that the sides discussed on April 24 EU-Tbilisi cooperation, Georgia's plan to sign an Association Agreement with the EU in June, regional security, and the crisis in Ukraine.

The French and German foreign ministers also held talks with their Georgian counterpart, Maia Panjikidze, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, and parliament speaker Davit Usupashvili.

Speaking at a joint news conference after talks with Panjikidze, Fabius and Steinmeier said their joint visit is an expression of support ahead of the signing of an Association Agreement.

Steinmeier added that the Association Agreement is not targeted against any third party, adding that the EU "wants cooperation with Russia."

Based on reporting by and