An additional 500 million cubic meters of natural gas
Georgia will additionally receive 500 million cubic meters of natural gas from Azerbaijan - was noted during the a meeting between the Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and the President of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic "Socar" Rovnag Abdullayev.
The Ministry of Energy and the company "Socar" summed up the results of the negotiations and prospects of strengthening cooperation.
"We are very pleased that the negotiations have been successfully completed and we arrived at the conclusion that our strategic partnership will be further strengthened in the future.There was no ground to expect a different result. We are pleased by the fact that " SOCAR "has technical ability to provide additional volumes of gas," - Prime Minister noted during the meeting.
It was noted that between the Government and the company "SOCAR" the package of contracts will be signed today. According to provisions of these agreements, Georgia will receive an additional 500 million cubic meters of natural gas. In addition, SOCAR expressed its readiness to to reduce the price of of the commercial gas for the gas stations with 35-40 US dollars per 1000 cubic meters.
London ends the first phase of campaign
The first phase of SOCAR's UEFA Euro 2020 campaign is finished by turning the petrol station on Agmashenebeli Highway into London. Designed with most iconic London details in mind, it is one of the 11 stations rebranded for the upcoming tournmanet.
The only host city which is not represented in campaign is Saint Petersburg due to political tension between countries and Russian occupation of Georgian territories.
Prime Minister's Meeting with SOCAR President
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia held a meeting with Rovnag Abdullayev, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
SOCAR's investment projects implemented in Georgia were the key topic of the discussion. The meeting was attended by Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava, General Director of SOCAR Energy Georgia Mahir Mammadov, Head of the SOCAR Investments Department Vagif Aliyev, and Azerbaijan's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dursun Hasanov.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili – Armenians are actively involved in country’s building
Georgia and Armenia are linked with century-long friendship and neighborly traditions — Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated during a press conference held together with Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Prime Minister, who arrived in Tbilisi with 2-day official visit.
Kvirikashvili underlined that stability and democratic development of Armenia was important for Georgia and that Georgians were closely observing the latest developments in Yerevan.
PM also reiterated readiness of the Georgian government to have prolific cooperation with Armenia in the future. He said that during the meeting perspectives for enhancement of cooperation in transport, energy, tourism, culture, education and innovations had been considered.
Kvirikashvili said that Armenian PM was planned to hold meetings with ethnic Armenians in South Georgia.
“Armenians are actively involved in country’s building that confirms unity of multinational Georgia. Our population, despite national background, serves one common goal and objective – make Georgia stronger and develop regional and neighborly relations,” Kvirikashvili stated.
Nikol Pashinyan – Armenian-Georgian relations have historic and human grounds
Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Prime Minister, who arrived in Tbilisi with 2-day official visit, was hosted by Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili at Georgian Governmental Administration.
During the face-to-face meeting, the sides discussed issues related to enhancement of cooperation in different spheres. Kvirikashvili underlined that Armenian PM’s visit was symbolic on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of establishment of First Democratic Republics of Georgia and Armenia.
Nikol Pashinyan focused on importance of Armenian-Georgian relations. “Armenian-Georgian relations have historic and human grounds. Our nations are connected with deep roots and these ties are inseparable. . . We want to see Georgia strong and sustainable,” Pashinyan stated.
Prime Minister of Georgia Congratulates Azerbaijanis with 100th Anniversary of First Democratic Republic
"It is my honor to cordially congratulate this most important national holiday of the Republic Day personally to you, Ambassador and to the friendly nation of Azerbaijan. This date has a special significance this year. Our countries celebrate a centenary jubilee from the creation of the first democratic republic. It is symbolic that we have gathered today within the historic walls that served as a venue for our nations to choose their path of progress and prosperity a hundred years ago. Exactly one century ago, on May 28th 1918 National Council of Azerbaijan announced the independence of the First Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan right in this building. Two days prior, National Council of GGiorgieorgia unanimously endorsed the Independence Act in the same building" stated Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia in his address to the guests gathered at the 100th Anniversary of the First Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan.
Head of Government noted that it is unfortunate that in the beginning of 20th century independence of Georgia and Azerbaijan turned out to be short-lived, though these spells of liberty left an irremovable trace in the history of statehood of both countries.
"Recently, on 26th May we celebrated the Jubilee of our Republic together with Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan. Unfortunately, our independence turned out to be short-lived. Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan existed for only 23 months, while Georgian - almost 3 years, though these spells of liberty left an irremovable trace in the history of our statehood. Within these hundred years, our countries overcame many obstacles and challenges. Friendship of our people and kind neighborhood counts many hundreds of years. Today we are building a better region with shared efforts to create more peace, stability and prosperity for all. Peaceful and stable region is the primary aim of all of us nowadays" noted the Head of Government in his address.
According to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, peaceful and stable region is most important for the strategic projects that are jointly implemented by Georgia and Azerbaijan. Prime Minister focused on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway project and Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP). According to him, relationship between the two countries is an outstanding example of the kind neighborhood.
"Azerbaijan is one of the largest investors and trade partners of Georgia. This trend is constantly rising. Close economic and cultural links further solidify the foundation of our cooperation. Today our countries are working together on implementing large scale and ambitious transit and energy projects, which will completely change the dynamics in the region and its international significance. We officially launched the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway last August in Baku. Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline (TANAP) will be launched in June this year, which also evidences our regional cooperation this time between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. Friendship existing between our countries is priceless and we take a special care of it. Azerbaijan was always standing by Georgia, be that during energy challenges over decades, as the Ambassador has mentioned in his address or - massive fire-led natural disaster last year. Georgia will never forget this support. I believe that our links will further strengthen and deepen to serve as a basis of a far wider and successful regional cooperation with the active engagement of other participants and partners" noted the Prime Minister of Georgia.
Head of Government congratulated Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan and his family, as well as the people of Azerbaijan with 95th Jubilee of late Heidar Aliyev. Giorgi Kvirikashvili wished peace, prosperity and success to Azerbaijan.
"I hope that with shared efforts and engagement we will manage to carry out this greatest mission and leave a peaceful, stable and affluent region to future generations. When we talk about building the state of Azerbaijan, we forget the name of Heydar Aliyev, whose contribution in this mission is tremendous. Recently, 95 years were celebrated from his birth on May 10. I wish to use this opportunity and express my slightly belated, but most cordial congratulations to Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan, his family and the people of Azerbaijan. I want to wish a much greater success to the President of Azerbaijan in the building of statehood. Once again please accept my congratulations with 100th Anniversary of the First Republic of Azerbaijan and I wish peace, prosperity and success to the people of Azerbaijan" concluded Giorgi Kvirikashvili.
Jubilee reception held at the Youth Palace of Georgia marking the 100th Anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan was attended by the Government Members, representatives of the diplomatic corps and other invitees, who were also addressed by Dursun Hasanov, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia.
Prime Minister's Press Office