The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili met in on Friday in Davos, on the margins of the World Economic Forum being held in the Swiss resort.
The website of the Azerbaijani President said that the two sides "expressed satisfaction with the successful development of the bilateral ties in various areas, including political, economic and energy ones. The importance of global energy projects implemented by the two countries was emphasized".
The same source said that "sides noted that there were good opportunities for expanding Azerbaijani-Georgian economic cooperation, and discussed the bilateral ties and other matters of mutual interest".
photo: Prime Minister Garibashvili of Georgia and President Ilham Aliev of Azerbaijan at their meeting in Davos on Friday, 23 January 2015 (picture courtesy of the press Service of the president of Azerbaijan.
Georgian-Belarus relations improved after 2008, when unexpectedly Belarus did not follow Russia in recognising the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia despite Kremlin pressure.
First Vice-President Aliyeva noted that Azerbaijan is located at the crossroads between the civilizations of the East and West, and is one of the few countries that are a member of both the Council of Europe and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.