Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, and Georgian prime minister Mamuka Bakhtadze held informal talks in the Georgian town of Bolnisi on Tuesday (15 January).
Very little information was released by either side, but official sources said that two "exchanged views on a number of issues on the bilateral agenda".
Bakhtadze took the opportunity to congretulate Nikol Pashinyan who yesterday was formally appointed again as prime minister following his party's landslide victory in parliamentary elections on 9 December.
photo: Georgian prime minister Mamuka Bakhtadze welcoming Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan at the Georgian town of Bolnisi on 15 January 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the government of Armenian).
"Let us work together constructively because the endeavour is a united and strong Europe," Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs after they confirmed her in the post. She will take up her new role on November 1.
On Monday, 15 July, yet another incident occurred in the vicinity of the David Gareji Monastery which lies on a disputed area of the Georgian-Azerbaijani border. The monastery has turned from a place of worship to a flashpoint, with Georgian religious zealots trying to state their claim on the land as Georgian territory, and Azerbaijani border guards stopping them.