(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, who subsequently met with Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-Secretary for Relations with States, at the Secretariat of State.
A statement issued by the Holy See Press Office called the discussions “cordial”, and said the two men expressed their appreciation of the development of bilateral relations, and spoke about various themes of mutual interest, with particular reference to the positive contribution of the local Catholic community in the fields of charitable activity and education.
Attention then turned to concerns regarding the tensions that affect the region and, with emphasis on the importance of full respect for international law, the hope was expressed that every solution may be sought through peaceful negotiation between the interested Parties.
Finally, mention was made of what has recently been achieved by Georgia regarding its own role in Europe.
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