Tbilisi, 14 June 2023 (TDI): Belgian Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib, together with Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, held a meeting with Georgia’s Prime Minister and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs & Culture, where the primary focus of the meeting was to reinforce the strong relations between the two nations, marked by the kickoff of the Europalia event.

During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed, signifying an important step forward in the cooperation between Belgium and Georgia.

This agreement, established between the foreign ministries of both countries, aims to promote increased interactions and collaboration, thereby paving the way for even closer ties.

Additionally, Belgium is eagerly anticipating the launch of the new edition of the Europalia  Festival, where the spotlight will be on the richness and cultural diversity of Georgia.

As autumn approaches, Belgium is excited to showcase the artistic and cultural heritage of Georgia, reflecting the deep friendship and excellent relations between the two nations.

The Europalia Festival has long been recognized as a platform that celebrates and promotes cultural exchanges between Belgium and various countries. This year, Georgia has been chosen as the focal point, providing an opportunity for both nations to deepen their mutual understanding and appreciation through art and culture.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and the upcoming Europalia Georgia Festival highlights Belgium’s commitment to nurturing and expanding its relationship with Georgia. By embracing the cultural aspects and fostering increased cooperation, the two nations aim to solidify their friendship and explore new avenues of collaboration.

In a tweet by the Belgian foreign minister, Belgium looks forward to welcoming visitors to Europalia, Georgia, where they can immerse themselves in the vibrant and diverse artistic expressions of the Georgian people.

This cultural celebration will serve as a testament to the strong bonds between Belgium and Georgia and their shared commitment to enhancing bilateral relations.