Armenian, Georgian Presidents Meet over Regional Issues

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian shakes hands with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili at a press conference following their meeting in Tbilisi


TBILISI (ArmRadio)—The consistent reinforcement of close Armenian-Georgian relations is among the priorities of Armenia’s foreign policy, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said at a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart Giorgi Margvelashvili after their meeting in Tbilisi on Wednesday.

“The fragile peace and stability in the South Caucasus is maintained largely due to the effective and strong cooperation between Armenia and Georgia. We have always respected each other’s decisions, aware that the primary goal of any of us is the strengthening of the state, and have rejoiced over this, as Armenia and Georgia are strong together,” President Sarkisian said.

“The political dialogue is the best impetus for boosting the economic cooperation. Concrete directions have already been outlined in the trade relations between the two counties, which include the energy sector, tourism, manufacturing of agricultural products and others. We have registered growth in the commodity turnover and I’m sure we have large unused reserves,” the President added.

During the meeting in Tbilisi, the leaders of the two countries referred to Armenia’s participation in Eurasian integration processes, particularly the prospects of mutually beneficial cooperation with Georgia in that context.

“I’m confident that by signing the Association Agreement with the EU on June 27 and becoming part of the Free Trade Agreement, Georgia will create opportunities for Armenian businessmen, who see their participation on the European market, to make investments in Georgia,” he said, adding that on the other hand, Armenia’s accession to the Customs Union will open opportunities for Georgian partners in the markets of the CU member states.

As for regional security, the Presidents of the two countries agree that the comprehensive settlement of conflicts is possible exceptionally in a peaceful way in line with the principles of international law.

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  1. Armenian said:

    “I’m confident that by signing the Association Agreement with the EU on June 27 and becoming part of the Free Trade Agreement, Georgia will create opportunities for Armenian businessmen, who see their participation on the European market, to make investments in Georgia,” he said

    Forget Armenia being apart of the Free Trade Agreement and creating opportunities for Armenian businessmen in Armenia, let’s create opportunities for them in Georgia and improve their economic situation with our businesses while our situation descends into social and economy decay under the oppressive arm of the Kremlin. Georgia’s pro-EU, pro-trade and pro-Western business models will be more beneficial for the Armenia AND the Georgian businessman than Armenia’s will be for either of those two groups. Nobody is going to invest in us, as our reason for joining the CU has nothing to do whatsoever with economic purposes. Not to mention that an increasingly shrinking country with subjective law enforcement, vague property rights, and mass corruption are not attractive qualities for anyone to invest in.

    What an imbecile.

  2. Alexander said:

    Only in words there is such cooperation between them, in reality Georgians are better with Turks and the other Turks on the other side…

  3. Sokimag said:

    Good! It is good to improve our relations with our Georgian brothers. We must have better relations with our northern neighbor that’s for sure.

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