Information on Ambassador Beka Dvali's meeting with Australian Senator Raff Ciccone
On 16 November 2023, at the Parliament of Australia, Ambassador Beka Dvali paid a courtesy call on Senator Raff Ciccone, Deputy Government Whip in the Senate, Chair of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee, Federal Labor Senator for the State of Victoria.
Ambassador Dvali briefed the Senator on Georgia, its foreign policy priorities and challenges, including the continued Russian illegal occupation of Georgian territories Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region. The significance of deepening further current amicable and values-based relationship between Georgia and Australia, including through inter-parliamentary contacts, was emphasized during the meeting.
Georgian Ambassador also briefed the Senator from Victoria about a long-term project in archaeology ongoing in Georgia involving the University of Melbourne. Ambassador Dvali further reflected on the opportunities and positive prospects for deepening scientific cooperation between Georgia and Australia.