Georgia wants to promote ties with Nepal, says Dzuliashvili
By A Staff Reporter
Georgian Ambassador to Nepal Archil Dzuliashvili said the Georgian government desires to promote full-fledged relations with the Nepalese partners and to explore all possible opportunities for cooperation in multiple directions.
Dzuliashvili is non-resident ambassador to Nepal currently stationed in New Delhi. Shiv Ratan Sharda, who is a prominent member of the Business community of Nepal, is the honorary consul of Georgia in Nepal.
Ambassador Dzuliashvili said that during his audience with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, he was given the opportunity to put forward several ideas that would enhance the bilateral cooperation.
In spite of long geographical distance, Georgia and Nepal share many similarities as mountainous countries. Being mountainous countries, there is a tremendous potential in developing relations pertaining to this field.
In addition to trade and tourism developments, even cooperation in the fields of sports has great potential, as does cooperation in hydropower, agriculture, healthcare and IT among many others, he said.
“We have some experience in cooperation in the field of education. I am pleased to note that we have a number of Nepalese students who choose to get their higher education in Georgia, and their numbers are steadily increasing every year.”
Georgia and Nepal enjoy a very positive cooperation in the international arena. “We have established very good constructive and cordial cooperation between us and both countries have shown support to each other’s candidatures during the various elections held within international organizations. We are also working on cooperation in the judicial and legislative fields.”
Georgia restored its independence in 1991. Today, Georgia has already transformed itself as the most non-corrupt and transparent countries in the world which is crucial for the sustainable development of the country, the ambassador said adding, “As we enter a new stage of our democratic development, we are eager to enhance our relationship with our friends in the global political arena.”
This year also witnessed several important events, such as the inauguration ceremony of the opening of a VFS Georgia Visa Application Centre in Kathmandu in May, which will assist citizens of Nepal in the process of easily acquiring Georgian visas, he informed.