Salome Zourabichvili meets with her Armenian counterpart
13 March, 2019
Salome Zourabichvili meets with her Armenian counterpart
As part of her official visit to Armenia, President Salome Zourabichvili held a meeting with President Armen Sarkissian. According to the President’s press service, President Sarkissian thanked his counterpart for visiting Armenia and emphasized that Georgia and Armenia have a great potential for further developing relations. As he added, we should preserve the close ties between Georgian and Armenian peoples and historical memory to further advance relations.

President Zourabichvili thanked President Sarkissian for a warm reception, stressing that this visit signifies
Georgia’s expectation to further deepen relations with Armenia. According to President Zourabichvili, Georgia and Armenia agree on many issues, first of all, on the fact that the region which Georgia and Armenia belong to has a great potential for development. The conversation also touched upon the prospects for advancing Georgia-Armenia bilateral relations and centuries-old friendly ties. President Sarkissian spoke about a new political environment in Armenia. As emphasized, Georgia recognizes the territorial integrity of all states within their internationally recognized borders. Also, Georgia is ready to support the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

President Zourabichvili spoke about the delimitation of the Georgia-Armenia state border. She also discussed Georgia’s European integration and the EU position in this process. President Zourabichvili invited her colleague to Batumi to attend the Batumi Conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. Prospects for strengthening economic and trade cooperation and Georgia’s free trade agreements with the European Union and China were also discussed.
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Speaking of the ethnic Armenians living in Georgia, President Zourabichvili and President Sarkissian underscored the importance of their social integration and protection of their interests. As highlighted, it is equally important to use the potential of young people of Armenian origin for the country’s socio-economic development.

"The President of Georgia will meet with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian within an enlarged meeting, following it the presidents will make statement for the media. Salome Zourabichvili will also meet with Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan and National Assembly speaker, Ararat Mirzoyan. The visit will end on March 14 ", - President’s spokesperson Khatia Moistrapishvili said.

Before visiting Armenia, President Salome Zourabichvili met with President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and held meetings with the President of Lithuania, the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Seimas.

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