Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili arrived in Yerevan on Wednesday (13 March) on her first official visit to Armenia since becoming president. President Zurabishvili was welcomed at the presidential palace in Yerevan by Armenian president Armen Sarkissian.
The presidents held a tete a tete meeting, after which there was also a meeting between delegations from the two countries headed by the two presidents. A number of issues in the relations between the two countries, as well as the regional and international situation were discussed during the meeting. The two presidents also spoke to the media.
photo: President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia greets president Salome Zurabishvili of Georgia at the presidential palace in Yerevan on 13 March 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Armenia)
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.