Georgian PM: “huge potential”, prospects discussed with Azerbaijani president

  • Georgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili hosted Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev on Monday. Photo: government of Georgia press office, 25 Oct 2022 - 14:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian prime minister Irakli Garibashvili on Tuesday said he had discussed “long-standing strategic partnership, prospects and huge potential” between Azerbaijan and Georgia during the visit of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev on Monday. 

Commenting on the visit on his Twitter account, the head of the Georgian government stressed “friendship, peaceful cooperation and prosperity in the region is our common goal”. 

The Azerbaijani top official paid his second visit to Georgia since 2015, “discussing all aspects of bilateral cooperation”, as well as regional and global security issues on the backdrop of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict at a meeting with Georgian prime minister in the central Georgian city of Mtskheta. 

Hailing “unique friendship and cooperation” between the two countries and dubbing the neighbouring state “one of the top strategic partners” for his country, Garibashvili reaffirmed his commitment to mediate for peace in the South Caucasus region and further upgrade the partnership. 

Praising Georgia’s role in the region and “strong bonds” between the two countries, the Azerbaijani top official said joint projects and prospects to increase gas exports to Europe had also been discussed at the meeting.