On July 5, Consul Cunanan called on Republic of Palau Ambassador to Manila His Excellency Ramon Rechebei.
On October 17, 2011, Georgia and the Republic of Palau signed a joint protocol establishing diplomatic and cultural relations. According to the joint protocol, the relations between the two states will be guided by the principles of national sovereignty, respect of territorial integrity and inviolability of frontiers of sovereign states, while seeking development of political, economic and cultural ties. The protocol was signed by H.E. Stuart Beck, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Palau to the UN and by H.E. Alexander Lomaia, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN in Georgia’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York. According to the established practice, the sides notified H. E. Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary General on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries by a joint letter.
Consul Cunanan communicated to Ambassador Rechebei the interest of Mr. Levan Akhvlediani, President of the Georgian Volleyball Federation, to be the Honorary Consul of Palau consulate in Georgia. Mr. Akhvlediani has vowed to work for the development of, among others, economic, cultural, and tourism exchanges between the two nations, and to aid and assist in the development of Palau’s sports program.