Relations with Georgia are of special importance for Armenia, says PM Pashinyan
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 15, ARMENPRESS. The friendly relations of Armenia and Georgia have started to develop with a special warmth, these relations are very important for Armenia, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during a joint press conference with Georgian Premier Giorgi Gakharia in Yerevan.
“I am sure that Georgia has noticed that starting from the first day of my tenure in office the Armenian-Georgian relations have started developing with special warmth. This reflects my belief that the relations with Georgia are of special importance for Armenia”, Pashinyan said, adding that it was not a coincidence that he paid his first foreign visit to Georgia as a PM.
He also highlighted that the dynamics of contacts, the level of mutual trust, as well as the current visit of the Georgian PM prove that Georgia also pays a special importance to the relations with Armenia.
The Armenian PM assessed his talks with the Georgian counterpart as important and productive. The two PMs discussed almost all range of the bilateral agenda issues. “We have such a broad bilateral agenda that it’s difficult to discuss all issues during one meeting. We both highly appreciated the re-launch of the operation of the Armenian-Georgian inter-governmental commission after a long pause. We expressed confidence that it will be possible to implement the agreements reflected in the protocol of the commission’s 10th session through joint efforts”, Nikol Pashinyan said, adding that they also highlighted holding an Armenian-Georgian business forum in Yerevan.
The Armenian and Georgian PMs also emphasized the importance of implementing transportation and energy projects in terms of developing both the bilateral economic relations and ensuring regional stability.
Pashinyan said the formation of regional peace and security environment is one of the key foreign policy tasks of Armenia. “In this regard we are confident that the continuous development of the Armenian-Georgian relations should be free of the impact of any external factors. In this regard we touched upon the regional conflicts. We agreed that the comprehensive and lasting settlement of conflicts is possible exclusively through peaceful means in accordance with the principles of international law. I once again presented our position that each conflict is unique, therefore, their solutions must derive from their essence”, the Armenian PM said.
Pashinyan believes the Georgian PM’s visit will contribute to the further deepening of the Armenian-Georgian multisectoral cooperation.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan