Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia met with Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of Armenia today.
Meeting held at the Government Administration was focused on the discussion of bilateral cooperation and kind neighborly relations existing between Armenia and Georgia.
Global and regional security issues were discussed at the meeting. The Peaceful Neighborhood Initiative for the South Caucasus launched by Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia was discussed as it aims to create a format of dialogue between the three countries along with mutually beneficial cooperation. It was noted that Georgia has always been a supporter of peaceful cooperation and coexistence in the South Caucasus and stands ready to promote the regional dialogue. The President of Armenia expressed his gratitude to Irakli Garibashvili for the contribution made to the process of peaceful dialogue.
Development and advancement of cooperation between the nations was discussed in the areas of energy, connectivity and Black Sea security. Cooperation in the field of trade was discussed. It was noted that trade volumes reached 170.49 MLN USD in Q1 of 2022, which is a 12% increase compared to the previous year. It was highlighted that more room exists for a further increase of trade volumes between Armenia and Georgia.
Meeting held at the Government Administration was attended by Robert Khachatryan, Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia; Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia; H.E. Ruben Sadoyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Georgia; Tatevik Karapetyan, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Armenia.
Attendees from the Georgian side included Levan Davitashvili, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia; Revaz Javelidze, Head of Government Administration; Lasha Darsalia, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia; H.E. Irakli Kvanchakhadze, Charge d' Affairs of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia.
Press Service of the Government Administration
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan. The face-to-face meeting was held as part of the opening ceremony of the new Bagratasheni border checkpoint, which was attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia and the President of Armenia.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili congratulated Serzh Sargsyan on the opening of the Bagratasheni border checkpoint and emphasized the importance of this newly built infrastructure. The parties discussed prospects of further developing the good neighborly relations and bilateral cooperation in different fields.
The discussion also covered the issue of further deepening the transport and energy cooperation between the two countries.
Serzh Sargsyan congratulated Giorgi Kvirikashvili on the ruling team's victory in the parliamentary elections. After the face-to-face meeting, the President of Armenia hosted a working dinner attended by the Prime Minister of Georgia and a Georgian government delegation.
As a part of his official visit to Armenia, Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili conducted a meeting with the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. In the beginning of the conversation the President of Armenia emphasized the importance of the visit of the Prime Minister. Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Serzh Sargsyan discussed the multi-centurial ties between Armenia and Georgia and expressed readiness to foster deepening cooperation in various fields.
During the face-to-face meeting the Prime Minister of Georgia and the President of Armenia discussed partnership of trade and economic, transportation and humanitarian and cultural fields. It was hoped that economic and trade potential will be fully utilized. Particular attention was paid to the cooperation in the areas, including communication, tourism and agriculture.
Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Serzh Sargsyan discussed security issues and declared that for the purpose of rapid and uninterrupted implementation of the economic projects, regional security has great significance.
After the face-to-face meeting President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan hosted Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili at the official dinner.