PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed France's support for Georgia's territorial integrity, as the former Soviet Republic is seeking closer ties with the European Union.
Macron met in Paris on Tuesday with Georgia's newly elected President, Salome Zurabishvili, who was born in France and once served as a French diplomat.
He condemned the creation of real borders between the provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and the rest of the country. Georgia lost control of both provinces after the war with Russia ten years ago.
Macron said that France continuously called on Russia to respect the terms of the peace agreement in 2008.
Zurabishvili thanked France for the support and called for closer economic, military and cultural cooperation between both countries.