Prime Minister’s meeting with Azerbaijan’s Minister of Transport
Today, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Rashad Nabiyev, Azerbaijan's Minister of Digital Development and Transport.
The meeting at the Government Administration focused on the strategic partnership between Georgia and Azerbaijan and ways to further their bilateral cooperation.
The parties discussed the economic cooperation between the countries in the format of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission. Attention was paid to deeper cooperation in the areas of transport and digital technology, pointing out the empowerment of the country's transit function and the establishment of a regional logistics hub as the one of the Georgian Government's priorities. The conversation also touched on implemented and ongoing regional infrastructural projects designed to bolster Georgia's function as a transit corridor, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad connector project and projects seeking to modernize Georgia's railroad network and build the East-West Highway.
Attention was also paid to the trade cooperation between the two countries, with a special emphasis on Azerbaijan being among Georgia's top five trade partners over the past few years.
The meeting at the Government Administration was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia, Faig Guliyev, and the Georgian side represented by the Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Levan Davitashvili, and the CEO of the Georgian Railway, Davit Peradze.
Press Service of the Government Administration
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN RECEIVED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MILLI MEJLIS OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
On December 7, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sahiba Gafarova, who arrived in Turkmenistan at the head of the parliamentary delegation of her country.
Expressing gratitude for the hospitality and the opportunity to discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation in a personal conversation, the guest conveyed warm greetings from President Ilham Aliyev to the head of state, who addressed his colleague and the entire Turkmen people with sincere wishes of happiness, peace and prosperity.
Welcoming the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov addressed his best wishes to the top leadership and people of the friendly country, expressing confidence that the meetings and negotiations during the current visit will serve to further strengthen and develop inter-parliamentary ties between our fraternal states.
During the meeting, which was held in a constructive manner, the closeness and similarity of the positions of both states on issues of international politics and interregional relations, in particular, related to ensuring global peace and security, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, were noted with satisfaction.
Our countries closely cooperate not only on a bilateral basis, but also within the framework of authoritative organizations such as the UN, the Organization of Turkic States, the CIS, the OSCE, the Non-Aligned Movement, etc.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov also stressed that today Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have a colossal resource, economic, transport and logistics potential, the practical implementation of which is in the interests of not only the peoples of both countries, but also the region as a whole.
Within the framework of multifaceted cooperation, great importance is attached to inter-parliamentary contacts, which are designed to complement interstate relations, strengthen their legislative base and enrich them with new content.
It is noteworthy that the current parliamentary delegation includes almost all members of the established friendship group of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
Stressing that he regards the current visit of the Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of a friendly country as an important step towards the further development of Turkmen-Azerbaijani inter-parliamentary relations, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the end of the meeting wished Sahiba Gafarova good health, happiness and success in responsible state activities, and fraternal peace, progress and prosperity to the people of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
MEETING OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL TURKMEN-AZERBAIJANI COMMISSION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION IN BAKU
On November 28-29, 2022, the Turkmen delegation led by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan B.Atdaev paid a working visit to Baku.
On November 29, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan B.Atdaev was received by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The Vice Premier of Turkmenistan thanked the leader of Azerbaijan for the warm welcome and conveyed the greetings and best wishes of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov.
The President of Azerbaijan, in turn, conveyed warm and kind wishes to the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
During the meeting, issues of further expansion of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani multifaceted cooperation were considered. In particular, the parties touched upon issues of cooperation in the field of transport and energy. At the same time, the Azerbaijani leader stressed the importance of promoting economic cooperation projects and cultural and humanitarian exchange programs.
The President of Azerbaijan, wishing fruitful work of the meeting of the Commission, expressed confidence that the upcoming meeting would serve as a further impetus for strengthening bilateral friendly ties.
In the afternoon, the sixth meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijani Commission for Economic Cooperation was held.
The meeting of the Commission was chaired from the Turkmen side by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan B. Atdaev, from the Azerbaijani side - Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov.
In frames of the meeting, an exchange of views took place regarding the implementation of the agreements reached during the previous meeting of the Commission. Proposals were considered to deepen cooperation between the relevant ministries and state agencies of the two countries, as well as to develop partnerships between business circles.
An increase in trade turnover was noted and the importance of implementing new joint projects that would further expand trade cooperation, was emphasized. Among the discussed topics was an interaction in shipbuilding and ship repair, as well as other industries. In addition, the prospects for opening Trading House of Turkmenistan in Baku and a Trading House of Azerbaijan in Ashgabat, including the creation of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani Business Council were discussed.
The parties agreed to hold the next seventh meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijani Commission for Economic Cooperation in 2023 in Ashgabat.
Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili meets Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met with Mukhtar Babayev, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Azerbaijan.At the meeting held at the Administration of the Government, the directions of strategic cooperation existing between Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan and prioritized by both countries were discussed. Readiness to further deepen productive cooperation was expressed. According to the Prime Minister, the visit of Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is of special importance and emphasizes the exceptional relations between the two countries.The conversation touched on economic cooperation.The Prime Minister underlined that Georgia and the Republic of Azerbaijan are reliable transit partners, and the shared transport corridor offers access to reliable distribution channels and global markets.Emphasis was placed on the functioning of infrastructural projects of regional importance at full capacity and the importance of Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan cooperation.The meeting was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Georgia, Faig Guliyev, and the Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia, Otar Shamugia.Press Service of the Government Administration
Economic Council Meeting Gets Held and Led by Prime Minister of Georgia at Government Administration
Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia held and led a regular meeting of the Economic Council at the Government Administration today.Council Members reviewed the priority directions of the State Budget for 2023. It was noted that line allocations for the social security programs will increase, along with a funding for enabling the further economic growth in the country.In addition, Council Members discussed the positive economic trends witnessed in the country and considered new economic initiatives.Press Service of the Government Administration
Rishi Sunak to Irakli Garibashvili: Our close partnership on security and defence has never been more important
At this challenging time and while we celebrate 30 years of renewed diplomatic relations, our close partnership on security and defence has never been more important, reads a letter by Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia.According to the letter, the United Kingdom stands with Georgia in the face of continued Russian aggression.“Dear Prime Minister,“Thank you for your letter of congratulations dated 26 October.“Firstly, may I say how grateful I was for your visit to the British Embassy in Tbilisi to convey your condolences on the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.“At this challenging time and while we celebrate 30 years of renewed diplomatic relations, our close partnership on security and defence has never been more important. Please be assured that the UK stands with Georgia in the face of continued Russian aggression. The UK remains resolute in our support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We will continue to call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the so-called independence of the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and press for the provision of unhindered access for humanitarian assistance to these regions.“I am pleased that in early 2023 the UK will host the next Wardrop Strategic Dialogue, covering the full range of cooperation between our two countries and further building on the Strategic Partnership and Cooperation Agreement that entered into force on 1 January 2021.“I also welcome the support that Georgia is providing to Ukraine. This illegal war has brutally reminded us of the threat that Russia poses to fundamental principles of international law, including territorial integrity. The UK’s support for Ukraine, like our support for Georgia, will not falter.“I look forward to working with you to strengthen our partnership and reinforce the prosperity, peace and security of our peoples,” the letter reads.Press Service of the Government Administration