My first official visit to Azerbaijan is not accidental since we are sure that with this visit we will prove to our friends and enemies that there are no problems between Georgia and Azerbaijan that cannot be resolved friendly – Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said during the meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev.
During the face-to-face meeting, the sides talked about the main directions of strategic partnership and joint regional projects. Gakharia underlined that partnership of Georgia and Azerbaijan had gone beyond the regional importance and has turned into an international-level issue especially in economic, transport, trade and energy spheres.
Georgian Prime Minister thanked President of Azerbaijan for support to Georgia’s territorial integrity and the country’s unwavering backing in international formats.
President Aliyev congratulated Gakharia on appointment as head of the Georgian government. He also recalled the previous visits of Gakharia and thanked PM for paying the first foreign visit to Azerbaijan.
“This confirms that Georgia and Azerbaijan are close friends and partners. Georgia is the closest friend, neighbor and partner. We are linked by history, geography and that serve as important factors for the development of relations,” Aliyev said.
President of Azerbaijan also highlighted that relations between the peoples were very important and that Azerbaijanis living in Georgia and Georgians living in Azerbaijan played a big role in the development of relations.
According to the Press Service of Georgian Prime Minister, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev hosted Giorgi Gakharia at Zagulba Presidential Palace.