The cooperation between Georgia and Azerbaijan is the “main pillar” of peace, stability and security of the Caucasus region, Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili said on Thursday at the reception dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the independence of Azerbaijan, hosted in Tbilisi.
Papuashvili congratulated Azerbaijani people on the “historically important date”, highlighting “strong friendship and good neighbourly relations” between Georgia and Azerbaijan, based on “the long historical ties and the difficult path” both countries had to go through after gaining independence from the Soviet Union.
The fruitful cooperation developed between our countries over the past decades has turned into a strategic partnership and brought many positive results to our countries and peoples. The cooperation in the fields of trade and economy, culture, and defence has been going on dynamically", he added.
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The growing importance of the Middle Corridor was highlighted by Papuashvili, noting that the cooperation between Georgia and Azerbaijan in this regard became “more relevant” and stressing both states would “spare no effort” to improve the security environment in the region.
The Parliament Speaker congratulated the armed forces of Azerbaijan, who serve the state “with dignity” and emphasised their importance “not only in protecting the country, but also in ensuring the peaceful existence of the people”, the Parliament press office said.