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Georgian Ambassador presents ways to bring Georgian tourists to Armenia

Georgian Ambassador presents ways to bring Georgian tourists to Armenia

YEREVAN, JULY 17, ARMENPRESS: The relations between the Republic of Armenia and Georgia continue to develop. The both countries cooperate in different fields. The ties are most active in the spheres of trade, economy and tourism. The Armenpress correspondent held an interview with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Armenia Tengiz Sharmanashvili on the issues related to the current state of the Armenian-Georgian relations, the prospects of the cooperation development and the field of tourism.

- Mr. Sharmanashvili, how do you evaluate the current state of the Armenian-Georgian relations?

- The bilateral relations between the two countries are just wonderful. During the entire process of our history they have not ever been on such a high level. There is a huge potential to develop the relations in the fields of economy, culture, education, etc.

- Is Georgia interested in the agriculture of Armenia?

- Certainly, it is a sector of economy and I think that many joint programs will be implemented in that field. Some of those programs are already launching.

 - What tourist “production” in Armenia could interest the common Georgian tourist?

-  You know that there are many holy places in the Republic of Armenia, which are considered to be holy for the Orthodox as well. Before the division of the churches all those sanctuaries were united. For example, I will mention the churches of St. Gayane and St. Hripsime, which are holy for us as well.

- So, you want to say that in Georgia people are not well aware of the historical and cultural monuments of Armenia?

- Certainly, not the entire nation. We should work in this direction and serve all that information to the people the way they could comprehend and realize that here, nearby their country, there are so many holy places, where they could come and worship. Besides, there are many historical monuments in Armenia and beautiful places to come and admire. (THE FULL VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW IS AVAILABLE IN ARMENIAN)

Interviewed by Hakob Vardanyan


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