Georgian PM meets Armenian president, parliament speaker

11 Sep 2018 - 00:20

  • Armenian president stated that he is waiting for higher-level cooperation between Georgia and Armenia. Photo: Prime Minister’s press office., 11 Sep 2018 - 00:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze met with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Parliament Speaker Ara Babloyan late on Monday.

Bakhtadze and Sarkissian discussed the two countries' friendly relations and cooperation across a variety of areas.

Special emphasis was placed on the potential for developing trade and economic ties. The officials stated that the planning of concrete steps in this direction will be fostered by the Intergovernmental Economic Commission which plans to hold its next meeting before the end of this year,” Georgian Prime Minister’s press office reported. 

Sarkissian hoped that the official visit by  Bakhtadze will give fresh impetus to the development of relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, educational and cultural cooperation was also discussed. 
Bakhtadze said that both Georgia and Armenia are celebrating the important date of the 100th anniversary of the independent republic. 

Bakhtadze congratulated President Sarkissian on the upcoming Independence Day of Armenia celebrated on September 21.

Armenia Parliament Speaker Babloyan and Bakhtadze discussed the neighborly relations between Georgia and Armenia, active parliamentary cooperation, and prospects of deeper economic, cultural, educational, and tourism cooperation.

Early on Monday Bakhtadze met with his Armenian counterpart.