The Secretary for Relations with States of the Vatican, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, on Tuesday (23 October) met in Tbilisi with the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilya II.
The Vatican senior envoy is currently visiting Georgia where he has also met with state officials.
The official website of the Georgian Patriarchy said that "discussions focused on the relations between Georgia and the Vatican*. It added that "the sides expressed concerns over the difficult situation existing between the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate" among other issues.
photo: Meeting between the Patriarch of All Georgia and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher in Tbilisi on 23 October 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the Georgian Patriarchate)
The website of the Armenian government said that Nikol Pashinyan and Mamuka Bakhtadze "emphasised the importance of Armenian-Georgian relations in all spheres and expressed confidence that further active cooperation will promote the development and expansion of cooperation between the two neighbouring and friendly states in a number of directions".
Addressing the Council meeting in Geneva, ahead of the vote on Friday (22 March), Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Lasha Darsalia, said that the recent death of Irakli Kvaratskhelia whilst in detention in Abkhazia highlighted the urgency of the matter.