Rome signs memorandum on strengthening cooperation with Tbilisi

Intercity/international cooperationNews

Rome has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tbilisi aimed at strengthening cooperation on the energy transition, digital innovation, culture and more.

Mayor of Rome Roberto Gualtieri pointed out “the signing of this agreement will allow us to strengthen the relationship between Rome and Tbilisi in many sectors.”

Mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze thanked Gualtieri for welcoming the delegation from Tbilisi and stressed that he sees Italy as “a second homeland.”

He invited Gualtieri to visit the Georgian capital and stressed the importance of good relations between Italy and Georgia.

Kaladze reminded that Italy has been supporting Georgia’s on its path towards EU membership and thanked Rome for its support.

Gualtieri reiterated that he is committed to helping Georgia on its EU path and noted “our candidacy for Expo 2030 provides an important framework in which to develop this collaboration.”

He pointed out that the Expo is “a major project of urban regeneration and social and territorial inclusion which intends to leave a lasting legacy.”

Gualtieri noted that the Expo is dedicated to sustainability, research and innovation, and will be open to all countries and partners interested in the event. He concluded that the Expo will present opportunities to develop and strengthen cooperation.

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