TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian Foreign Minister met his Slovakian colleague on Thursday during a visit to Bratislava.

The ministers discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including important issues for both countries ahead of the NATO summit in Chicago next month: cooperation within the frames of ISAF and the necessity of interaction with a goal of securing political stability and economic development in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

“This visit was very important because the government changed in Slovakia and we needed to coordinate our plans regarding NATO’s Chicago summit. Our Slovakian friends made a decision that their visas will now be issued by the Lithuanian embassy in Georgia, which will make it even easier for our citizens to get a visa for this country or Schengen,” Grigol Vashadze, Georgian Foreign Affairs Minister, said.

The Lithuanian embassy will issue Slovakian visas from April 27. Before, Georgian citizens had to travel to Ankara or Kiev to get visas for Slovakia.

During their meeting the ministers discussed the Georgian association agreement with the EU and the progress in the talks about a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement.

They also focused on current events in the region and the necessity to cooperate on certain issues between the two countries.