Georgian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers David Zalkaliani and Jeyhun Bayramov held a phone conversation yesterday discussing the latest situation in the region as well as prospects for deepening bilateral ties.
The Azerbaijani foreign ministry has reported that FM Bayramov has meanwhile ‘extended his heartfelt congratulations’ to his Georgian counterpart on his appointment as deputy Prime Minister and ‘wished him success in his work’.
During the phone conversation with my Georgian counterpart @DZalkaliani extended my heartfelt congratulations on his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister of #Georgia.— Jeyhun Bayramov (@bayramov_jeyhun) January 22, 2021
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On his part FM Zalkaliani has noted that during the phone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart they focused on the 'significance of maintaining peace across the region'.
Thank you 2 my????????colleague @bayramov_jeyhun 4 his felicitations on my appointment as Vice-PM & FM.Discussed a number of issues, including prospects 4 developing long-lasting relations & strategic partnership btw????????&????????. Accentuated significance of maintaining peace across t/ region. pic.twitter.com/nYptb1DjH5— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) January 22, 2021
Georgian PM Giorgi Gakharia has appointed FM Zalkaliani deputy prime minister on January 21.
Meanwhile in Georgia, prosecution says that a motive has been identified in the high-profile Georgia-Azerbaijan border case, which saw two former officials detained last year for allegedly withholding materials from a border agreement with Azerbaijan under the United National Movement government in 2006-2007.