BY KAREN GHAZARYAN
YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has arrived in Armenia for a two-day official visit at the invitation of Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. After a meeting at the Presidential Palace, the leaders of the two countries made a statement for the press.
Presidents Sarkisian and Margvelashvili stressed their commitment to continue to work in the spirit of traditional friendship and harmony between the two countries. The Presidents said they held productive talks on all issues on the bilateral agenda.
“Armenia traditionally attaches great importance to the development of good-neighborly relations with Georgia,” President Sarkisian said. According to him, the consistent reinforcement of cooperation is one of the priorities of Armenia’s foreign agenda.
“The recent frequent visits are an indicator of high-level political dialogue,” the Armenian President said, adding that “high-level political dialogue is the best catalyst for the expansion of economic cooperation.”
The two Presidents voiced confidence that the 10th sitting of the Armenia-Georgian Inter-Governmental Commission to be convened in Yerevan will provide an opportunity to discuss the process of implementation of earlier agreements and outline the perspectives of bilateral economic cooperation.
Sarkisian said they referred to the regional infrastructure projects as an important guarantee for ensuring stability and security in the region.
Both leaders agree that the comprehensive settlement of all conflicts is possible only in a peaceful way, in compliance with the principles of international law.
Having visited the three neighboring countries, the Georgian President concludes that the neighbors are interested in the development of relations with Georgia, which meets the Georgian objectives and foreign policy priorities.
President Sarkisian expressed confidence that the Georgian President’s visit would give new impetus to the reinforcement of friendly relations. Margvelashvili said he has invited the Armenian President to Georgia and voiced confidence that it will provide another opportunity for the development and deepening of bilateral ties.
President Margvelashvili also visited Dzidzernagapert Memorial accompanied by other Georgian and Armenian officials.
The Georgian delegation laid a wreath at the Armenian Genocide memorial and honored the memory of the victims.
President Margvelashvili planted a fir tree at the Memorial Alley at Dzidzernagapert.