Monday, 8 February 2021
Tigran Avinyan Receives Georgian Ambassador
On February 8, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan received Georgian Ambassador to Armenia Giorgi Saganelidze.
The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the strengthening of Armenia-Georgia relations is a primary direction in Armenia’s foreign policy. In his capacity of Chairman of the Armenian-Georgian Intergovernmental Commission, Tigran Avinyan stressed the need to consistently strengthen the ongoing Armenian-Georgian friendly cooperation.
Ambassador Saganelidze pointed out that tangible progress could be made through effective joint work on the bilateral agenda. The Deputy Prime Minister considered trade and economic cooperation one of the key components of the Armenian-Georgian relations, noting that all necessary prerequisites are available for mutually beneficial interaction. The resumption of the activities of the Armenian-Georgian intergovernmental commission was discussed in this context.
Taking the opportunity, Tigran Avinyan weighed in on the importance of repatriating the Armenians held in captivity by Azerbaijan, which is a priority for the Armenian government.
The parties next referred to the opportunities that might open up owing to the Persian Gulf – Black Sea international transport corridor. In the context of improving transport communication between the two countries, the rehabilitation of the roads from Bavra and Gogavan checkpoints to Georgia’s central regions was discussed during the meeting.
With a view to intensifying bilateral contacts and developing tourism, reference was made to the possibility of crossing borders with identification cards. The parties reviewed the work done under the North-South energy corridor program, as well as the proposed activities in this direction.