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We have maintained very friendly relations with Georgia since its independence through high-level contacts. The Georgian government is grateful to us for our mediation while holding the Presidency of the European Union during the Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008: French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Minister travelled to Tbilisi on 12 August and 8 September 2008.
After his trips during the conflict in August 2008, former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Bernard Kouchner went to Georgia twice: on 9 and 10 October 2008 and 14 and 15 July 2010. On this occasion, he was received by President Mikheil Saakashvili and Foreign Affairs MinisterGrigol Vashadze.
Georgia’s highest authorities are received on a regular basis in France. President Saakashvili made an official visit to Paris on 6-9 June 2010. He was received by the French President, the Prime Minister, the Minister of State, the Minister of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea, responsible for Green Technologies and Climate Negotiations, and by the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs.
Updated on 25.11.10