YEREVAN (Armenpress) — A delegation of Georgian leaders, including Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani visited Armenia on October 14 and 15. They met with President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan.
President Armen Sarkissian met with Gakharia. During a private meeting Sarkissian commended Gakharia’s official visit to Armenia and congratulated him on assuming office of prime minister, and wished good luck and realization of plans, the President’s Office said in a readout.
Speaking about the Armenian-Georgian relations, Sarkissian said that the two peoples have a millennia old history of friendship. “However now we are in the beginning of the 21st century. New century, new issues. But I believe that this is also a great opportunity for our two states and peoples,” the Armenian President said.
Gakharia thanked his hosts for the warm reception and conveyed Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili’s warm greetings to the Armenian President.
Gakharia said that it is a great honor for him to visit Armenia as prime minister for the first time and to have the chance to bring his contribution to the further deepening of the centuries old ties of the two peoples. “Our ancestors strengthened our friendship, and now we must think more about business. We are here with the thinking for our economic cooperation to have impact on our peoples’ welfare,” he said.
The private meeting was followed by an expanded format one with participation of the delegations of the two countries.