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Information about the visit of the Minister of Corrections of Georgia to Japan

The Minister of Corrections of Georgia, Mr. Kakha Kakhishvili visited Japan to participate in the World Congress of Probation and held a meeting with Minister of Justice of Japan, Ms. Yoko Kamikawa on September 14, 2017. The delegation of Georgia included the head of the National Probation Agency, Mr. Zaza Grigolia, Ambassador of Georgia to Japan, Dr. Levan Tsintsadze and Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Georgia to Japan, Mr. Archil Machavariani. The delegation from Japanese side included Director-General of the Penitentiary Bureau of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Satoshi Tomiyama and Director of International Affairs Department of Ministry of Justice, Ms. Satoka Yoshida. Minister of Justice thanked Mr. Kakhishvili for visiting the Ministry as well as for participation in the World Congress of Probation. Ms. Kamikawa also expressed her hope that Georgian side will also participate in the United States Crime Prevention and Trial Convention, which will be held in Japan in 2020. Mr. Kakhishvili thanked the Minister of Justice of Japan for the meeting and noted that participation in World Congress of Probation in Tokyo is an honor for the Georgian side. The Minister of Corrections underlined the importance of the penitentiary system for the modern countries and shared information about successful reforms implemented in Georgia with Ms. Kamikawa. The Minister of Corrections of Georgia also emphasized that Georgia is not going to stop and will continue actions to improve the system. Mr. Kakhishvili also underlined that in this regard sharing knowledge and experience with the countries like Japan is very important.

Mr. Kakhishvili also noted that our countries celebrate the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations. The Minister underlined that the relations between our two countries, which have the ancient culture and share the common values, have become more active in political, economic, defense, cultural and other fields. Mr. Kakhishvili noted that several important Japanese corporations are already operating in Georgia and implementing various projects. Mr. Kakhishvili also expressed gratitude for simplifying Visa procedures for Georgian citizens by Japan.

Minister of Justice of Japan congratulated Mr. Kakhishvili on the progress achieved by Georgia and emphasized the importance of cooperation between our countries. Ms. Kamikawa expressed a hope that the visit will be followed by more active relations between Ministries of Georgia and Japan. Minister of Justice also emphasized the friendly and warm relations between our countries which have become more active in recent years.


At the end of the meeting Mr. Kakhishvili once again expressed gratitude for the meeting and a hope that he will have an honor to host Ms. Kamikawa in Georgia in near future. 

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