EXCHANGES OF EXPERIENCE AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN UKRAINE AND GEORGIA IS BENEFICIAL FOR BOTH COUNTRIES
Today in Kyiv, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Oksana Koliada and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze held a meeting.
Oksana Koliada expressed gratitude for the support of Ukraine in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war and for the experience that Georgia shares on reintegration of internally displaced persons and other issues that arise as a result of the aggression of the Russian Federation.
The Minister spoke about recently adopted Government's Action Plan for the next 5 years and outlined the Ministry's strategic objectives.
The case touched on policies regarding veterans, including assistance for their reintegration to civilian life, creating «Veterans HUB» for veterans and their families, providing physical and psychological rehabilitation, employment and training assistance, and the like. In addition, she drew attention to the importance of strengthening efforts aimed at helping internally displaced persons and citizens who are forced to stay in the temporarily occupied territory of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Teimuraz Sharashenidze briefly outlined the programs for the integration of Georgia’s displaced persons and noted that the Government consistently helps its internally displaced persons, but one of the most important issues is still open: about 40% of them do not have their own housing.
Both sides assured the continuation of cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia to develop effective opposition to the hybrid threats of both countries from the Russian Federation.
The meeting was also attended by the Consul of Georgia to Ukraine Ms. Nana Chabrava, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy David Bochorishvili, Deputy Minister on European Integration Oleksii Ilyashenko and specialists from the Ministry for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine.