Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, accompanied by a high level delegation, arrived in Tbilisi on Tuesday morning (3 March) on an official visit. Welcoming the Armenian leader and his delegation to Tbilisi, Georgian prime minister Giorgi Gakharia said the two sides have a broad agenda of issues to discuss.
"We will cover all the issues that are important both for the Armenian and the Georgian side. I want to highlight the issue of the democratic development of our countries and regional peace. This is the bases for the economic development of our states. All conflicts in the region should be solved peacefully", the Georgian prime minister said. He introduced Georgia's aspirations of the Euro-Atlantic integration space, stating that that is the decision of their people. Gakharia added that Georgia welcome Armenia's cooperation within the Eastern Partnership framework.
"The democratic development of our countries is the bases for our security and economic development. I am confident that our meeting today will be one more step to move forward on the democratic path", the Georgian PM said at the meeting.
In reply, prime minister Pashinyan said there is a huge untapped potential in the relations between the two countries. According to him, the complete utilization of this potential is a key part of their agenda. Pashinyan said Armenia and Georgia have numerous opportunities to raise the economic cooperation to a completely new level.
"In this regard democracy again has a vital significance. We respect Georgia's aspirations for Euro-Atlantic space integration. Our countries have a little bit different visions on security systems. But I think that we have a common vision on our securities. Armenia cannot be a security threat for Georgia, and vice versa. When paying an official visit to Georgia shortly after assuming the office of prime minister for the first time I proposed to put this particular formula as the bases of our future relations", the Armenian prime minister said.
Pashinyan added that Armenia welcomes Georgia position according to which all conflicts should be solved exclusively peacefully.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Tbilisi on 3 March 2020 on an official visit. (picture courtesy of the press service of the Government of Armenia, Yerevan)
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