YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan praised the current level of relations between Armenia and Georgia as he hosted his Georgian counterpart Mamuka Bakhtadze in Yerevan on Monday, September 10.
Bakhtadze, who was elected head of the Georgian government in June, arrived in the Armenian capital for his first official visit.
After longer-than-planned talks with Bakhtadze Pashinyan spoke about “ambitious tasks” in the relations between the two countries.
“Today we had a very important conversation. During the negotiations we formulated quite ambitious tasks for the development of our further relations. Of course, the relations between Armenia and Georgia are brilliant, they are very good, and we face the task of bringing the economic component of our relations in conformity to the substantial, emotional level of relations that exists between our two peoples,” Pashinyan said at a joint press conference with his Georgian counterpart.
He added that the Georgian prime minister presented “a very ambitious program.”
“And we fully support it,” Pashinyan continued. “A concrete objective was formulated: to take our trade turnover to the level of $1 billion in the next few years. This is a concrete subject, for which we can have a clear roadmap and take concerted steps towards the implementation of this task.”