Georgia forges closer ties with Armenia

Chairman of the National Assembly of Armenia Galust Sahakyan and Georgia's Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili; Photo by PM's press office, 07 Oct 2014 - 12:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Economic, trade and cultural relations between Georgia and Armenia are being discussed by country representatives during a visit of Armenian officials to Tbilisi.

An Armenian delegation led by chairman of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan met Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Parliament Speaker Davit Usupashvili and Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II in the past two days.

Sahakyan said even though Armenia had chosen to join the Eurasian Union while Georgia had signed the Association Agreement with the European Union, the two neighbouring countries still could deepen their trade relations.

"This will give even more opportunities to the two countries as Georgia and Armenia trade relations will become a bridge between the two trade zones,” an Armenian official said.

Georgian and Armenian authorities stressed the importance of the two countries’ Parliaments cooperating in a closer manner.

At the meeting with Patriarch Ilia II, the parties talked about Georgia-Armenia cultural relations. Sahakyan asked the Georgian Patriarch to take care of the Armenian cultural heritage on Georgian territory and named several monuments and raised the issue of their restoration and maintenance.